disconcerting


adjective

  1. disturbing to one’s composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.
  2. confusing, usually in the face of something totally unexpected; perplexing.

verb (used with object)

  1. to disturb the self-possession of; perturb; ruffle: Her angry reply disconcerted me completely.
  2. to throw into disorder or confusion; disarrange: He changed his mind and disconcerted everybody’s plans.

adjective

  1. causing a feeling of disturbance, embarrassment, or confusion; perturbing; worrying

verb (tr)

  1. to disturb the composure of
  2. to frustrate or upset
v.

1680s, from Middle French disconcerter (Modern French déconcerter) “confused,” from dis- “do the opposite of” (see dis-) + concerter (see concert). Related: Disconcerted; disconcerting; disconcertingly.

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