Thursday, June 01, 2000
Definitions for disconcert
- To disturb the composure of.
- To throw into disorder or confusion; as, "the emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy."
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Citations for disconcert
In steering a small boat before a heavy gale, don't look back -- it may disconcert you.
I wander away, disconcerted by this sudden sense of having been cut short, frozen in mid-flow.
Origin of disconcert
Disconcert is derived from Old French desconcerter, from des-, "dis-" + concerter, from Old Italian concertare, "to act together, to agree."