disconcerting

[dis-kuhn-sur-ting]
adjective
1.
disturbing to one's composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.
2.
confusing, usually in the face of something totally unexpected; perplexing.

disconcertingly, adverb
disconcertingness, noun
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disconcert

[dis-kuhn-surt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to disturb the self-possession of; perturb; ruffle: Her angry reply disconcerted me completely.
2.
to throw into disorder or confusion; disarrange: He changed his mind and disconcerted everybody's plans.

Origin:
1680–90; < obsolete French disconcerter. See dis-1, concert

disconcerted, adjective
disconcertion, disconcertment, noun


1. discompose, perplex, bewilder, abash, discomfit. See confuse.


1. calm. 2. arrange.
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disconcert (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt)
 
vb
1.  to disturb the composure of
2.  to frustrate or upset
 
discon'certion
 
n
 
discon'certment
 
n

disconcerting (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ)
 
adj
causing a feeling of disturbance, embarrassment, or confusion; perturbing; worrying
 
discon'certingly
 
adv

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disconcert
1680s, from M.Fr. disconcerter "confused," from dis- "do the opposite of" + concerter (see concert). Related: Disconcerted; disconcerting; disconcertingly.
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Example sentences
The two-facedness of this is extremely disconcerting.
Still, more disconcerting than the occasional nocturnal stroll is the potential
  peril caused by sleepwalking.
This was a little disconcerting.
It's always a bit disconcerting being in his company.
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