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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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
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.
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