disconcerting


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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.

disconcerting

(ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ)
adj
causing a feeling of disturbance, embarrassment, or confusion; perturbing; worrying
ˌdisconˈcertingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disconcerting - causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience"
displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

disconcerting

adjective disturbing, upsetting, alarming, confusing, embarrassing, awkward, distracting, dismaying, baffling, bewildering, perplexing, off-putting (Brit. informal), bothersome He has a disconcerting habit of staring at you when he talks to you.
Translations

disconcerting

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ] ADJdesconcertante

disconcerting

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrtɪŋ] adj (= unsettling) [experience, habit] → déconcertant(e)

disconcerting

adjbeunruhigend

disconcerting

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ] adjsconcertante
References in classic literature ?
It was very disconcerting to look up in the midst of a sudden silence and find Gilbert's hazel eyes fixed upon her with a quite unmistakable expression in their grave depths; and it was still more disconcerting to find herself blushing hotly and uncomfortably under his gaze, just as if -- just as if -- well, it was very embarrassing.
She combined a masculine intelligence with a feminine perversity, and the novels she wrote were original and disconcerting.
I think that's a little disconcerting because she sees her acting as a profession.
IT is a bit disconcerting when the Les Hortons of the world come out categorically and say "I will never buy property in Bahrain" - disconcerting since he is a Press man - and expats like us who are on the verge of sinking some hard-earned money into the property market in Bahrain are now thinking, what does he know?
Limmy's direct-to-camera interruptions are disconcerting, but awesome.
Perhaps the most disconcerting news is that 155 representatives voted against the measure.
Disconcerting penalty: Linebacker Rey Maualuga helped set up Nebraska's touchdown with a rarely called "disconcerting" penalty.
Especially when you consider that the human body has harmonics and resonances it finds pleasing, others it finds disconcerting, and still more that fall under a number of descriptors ranging from "great" to "awful.
It was disconcerting to find that when money is on the table everybody fights harder to get the piece of it.
Datz brings to life the morbid fascination Ivy has with both the curse and the practice of taxidermy as a way to keep alive the unconditional and disconcerting love she has for her mother.
Combine these disconcerting trends with the loss of regular physical education programs in public schools and you have a recipe, so to speak, for an obesity epidemic among the nation's youth.
The new findings are "illuminating and disconcerting," says psychiatrist David R.