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Definitions for disconcert
ˌdɪs kənˈsɜrtdis·con·cert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put offverb

    cause to feel embarrassment

    "The constant attention of the young man confused her"

  2. upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfitverb

    cause to lose one's composure


  1. disconcertverb

    To upset the composure of

  2. disconcertverb

    To bring into confusion

  3. disconcertverb

    To frustrate, make go wrong

  4. Etymology: From disconcerter, an alteration of desconcerter, itself from des- 'dis' (from dis-)+ concerter 'to bring into agreement, organize'

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Disconcertverb

    Etymology: dis and concert.

    You need not provoke their spirits by outrages: a careless gesture, a word, or a look, is enough to disconcert them. Collier.


  1. disconcert

    Disconcert generally means to unsettle, disturb, or cause someone to feel perturbed, upset, or confused. It's often used in situations where something unexpected or unfamiliar happens, causing unease or a loss of composure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disconcertverb

    to break up the harmonious progress of; to throw into disorder or confusion; as, the emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy

  2. Disconcertverb

    to confuse the faculties of; to disturb the composure of; to discompose; to abash

  3. Disconcertnoun

    want of concert; disagreement

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disconcert

    dis-kon-sėrt′, v.t. to deprive of harmony or agreement: to disturb: to frustrate: to defeat: to put out of countenance.—n. Discon′cert, disunion; Disconcer′tion, confusion; Disconcert′ment. [O. Fr. disconcerterdes = L. dis, apart, and concerter, to concert.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disconcert in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disconcert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    A hatched
    B dependable
    C suspicious
    D reassuring

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