disconcert


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dis·con·cert

 (dĭs′kən-sûrt′)
tr.v. dis·con·cert·ed, dis·con·cert·ing, dis·con·certs
1. To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse: He was disconcerted by the teacher's angry tone. See Synonyms at embarrass.
2. To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.

[Obsolete French disconcerter, from Old French desconcerter : des-, dis- + concerter, to bring into agreement (from Old Italian concertare; see concert).]

dis′con·cert′ing·ly adv.

disconcert

(ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt)
vb (tr)
1. to disturb the composure of
2. to frustrate or upset
ˌdisconˈcertion, ˌdisconˈcertment n

dis•con•cert

(ˌdɪs kənˈsɜrt)

v.t.
1. to disturb the self-possession of; perturb; ruffle.
2. to throw into disorder or confusion; disarrange.
[1680–90; < obsolete French disconcerter. See dis-1, concert]
dis`con•cert′ing•ly, adv.

disconcert


Past participle: disconcerted
Gerund: disconcerting

Imperative
disconcert
disconcert
Present
I disconcert
you disconcert
he/she/it disconcerts
we disconcert
you disconcert
they disconcert
Preterite
I disconcerted
you disconcerted
he/she/it disconcerted
we disconcerted
you disconcerted
they disconcerted
Present Continuous
I am disconcerting
you are disconcerting
he/she/it is disconcerting
we are disconcerting
you are disconcerting
they are disconcerting
Present Perfect
I have disconcerted
you have disconcerted
he/she/it has disconcerted
we have disconcerted
you have disconcerted
they have disconcerted
Past Continuous
I was disconcerting
you were disconcerting
he/she/it was disconcerting
we were disconcerting
you were disconcerting
they were disconcerting
Past Perfect
I had disconcerted
you had disconcerted
he/she/it had disconcerted
we had disconcerted
you had disconcerted
they had disconcerted
Future
I will disconcert
you will disconcert
he/she/it will disconcert
we will disconcert
you will disconcert
they will disconcert
Future Perfect
I will have disconcerted
you will have disconcerted
he/she/it will have disconcerted
we will have disconcerted
you will have disconcerted
they will have disconcerted
Future Continuous
I will be disconcerting
you will be disconcerting
he/she/it will be disconcerting
we will be disconcerting
you will be disconcerting
they will be disconcerting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disconcerting
you have been disconcerting
he/she/it has been disconcerting
we have been disconcerting
you have been disconcerting
they have been disconcerting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disconcerting
you will have been disconcerting
he/she/it will have been disconcerting
we will have been disconcerting
you will have been disconcerting
they will have been disconcerting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disconcerting
you had been disconcerting
he/she/it had been disconcerting
we had been disconcerting
you had been disconcerting
they had been disconcerting
Conditional
I would disconcert
you would disconcert
he/she/it would disconcert
we would disconcert
you would disconcert
they would disconcert
Past Conditional
I would have disconcerted
you would have disconcerted
he/she/it would have disconcerted
we would have disconcerted
you would have disconcerted
they would have disconcerted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disconcert - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
fluster - cause to be nervous or upset
bother - make confused or perplexed or puzzled
distract, deflect - draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
abash, embarrass - cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
2.disconcert - cause to lose one's composuredisconcert - cause to lose one's composure  
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
faze, unnerve, unsettle, enervate - disturb the composure of
dissolve - cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
bemuse, discombobulate, bewilder, throw - cause to be confused emotionally
abash, embarrass - cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
anguish, pain, hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
afflict - cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"

disconcert

disconcert

verb
To cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed:
Translations
يُرْبِك، يُقْلِق
rozrušitznepokojit
bringe ud af fatningryste
koma úr jafnvægi
apmulsinātpārsteigt
mahçup etmekşaşırtmak

disconcert

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt] VTdesconcertar

disconcert

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrt] vt (= unsettle) [+ person] → déconcerter, décontenancer

disconcert

disconcert

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt] vtsconcertare

disconcert

(diskənˈsəːt) verb
to embarrass or take aback. He was disconcerted by the amount he had to pay.
References in classic literature ?
David, in some measure familiarized to the scene, led the way with a steadiness that no slight obstacle was likely to disconcert, into this very building.
I put my question quickly and somewhat sternly, on purpose to disconcert him.
But this did not disconcert the enthusiast, who proceeded with the story of Joseph Smith's bankruptcy in 1837, and how his ruined creditors gave him a coat of tar and feathers; his reappearance some years afterwards, more honourable and honoured than ever, at Independence, Missouri, the chief of a flourishing colony of three thousand disciples, and his pursuit thence by outraged Gentiles, and retirement into the Far West.
A burst of laughter from the auditors did not in the least disconcert the speaker, who continued, -- "Yes, gentlemen; Edward, the infant phenomenon, who is quite an adept in the art of killing.
I behaved with a polite- ness which seemed to disconcert him.