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disconcerting


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disconcerting 
  adj  :  causing  an  emotional  disturbance;  "his  disconcerting  habit 
  of  greeting  friends  ferociously  and  strangers 
  charmingly"-  Herb  Caen;  "an  upsetting  experience"  [syn: 
  {upsetting}] 




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