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disconcert


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disconcert  \Dis`con*cert"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disconcerted}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disconcerting}.]  [Pref.  dis-  +  concert:  cf 
  OF  desconcerter  F.  d['e]concerter.] 
  1.  To  break  up  the  harmonious  progress  of  to  throw  into 
  disorder  or  confusion;  as  the  emperor  disconcerted  the 
  plans  of  his  enemy. 
 
  2.  To  confuse  the  faculties  of  to  disturb  the  composure  of 
  to  discompose;  to  abash. 
 
  The  embrace  disconcerted  the  daughter-in-law 
  somewhat,  as  the  caresses  of  old  gentlemen  unshorn 
  and  perfumed  with  tobacco  might  well  do 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  Syn:  To  discompose;  derange;  ruffle;  confuse;  disturb; 
  defeat;  frustrate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disconcert  \Dis`con*cert"\,  n. 
  Want  of  concert;  disagreement.  --Sir  W.  Temple. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disconcert 
  v  1:  cause  to  feel  embarrassment;  "The  constant  attention  of  the 
  young  man  confused  her"  [syn:  {confuse},  {flurry},  {consternate}, 
  {put  off}] 
  2:  cause  to  lose  one's  composure  [syn:  {upset},  {discompose},  {untune}, 
  {discomfit}] 




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