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disconcerting

[dis-kuh n-sur-ting] /ˌdɪs kənˈsɜr tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
disturbing to one's composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.
2.
confusing, usually in the face of something totally unexpected; perplexing.
Related forms
disconcertingly, adverb
disconcertingness, noun
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  • Contaminated food has been found a disconcertingly long way away, although it seems to be being kept out of the food chain.
  • About two years ago, the bearing was showing signs of failure, disconcertingly spitting out small metal parts.
British Dictionary definitions for disconcertingly

disconcerting

/ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing a feeling of disturbance, embarrassment, or confusion; perturbing; worrying
Derived Forms
disconcertingly, adverb
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