disconcertingly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.disconcertingly - in a disturbing or embarrassing manner; "he drank some sherry, his eyes disconcertingly keen as he watched her"
Translations

disconcertingly

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋlɪ] ADVde modo desconcertante
he spoke in a disconcertingly frank waydesconcertó a todos hablando con tanta franqueza

disconcertingly

advbeunruhigend; (introducing sentence) → irritierenderweise

disconcertingly

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋlɪ] advsorprendentemente, in modo sconcertante
References in classic literature ?
For she was a Carlist, and of Basque blood at that, with something of a lioness in the expression of her courageous face (especially when she let her hair down), and with the volatile little soul of a sparrow dressed in fine Parisian feathers, which had the trick of coming off disconcertingly at unexpected moments.
Viewed thus, as through the wrong end of a telescope, it looked disconcertingly small and distant; but then from Samarkand it would.
Then he put his elbows on the table, pinched his lower lip with his two fore-fingers, and regarded Bert disconcertingly with magnified eyes.
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Beefy percussion, but in spite of three excellent players, the harps were disconcertingly inaudible.
They are called unstable shoes or, perhaps less disconcertingly, rocker bottom shoes.
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The chorus of child fairies, disconcertingly dressed in gym-kit and wearing Midwich Cuckoo blonde wigs, set the light, high tone for an atmospheric universe of sound that slides us effortlessly into their heightened reality, as hippy-chic mis-matched lovers stray into the woods and out of control.
Some stages also feature gravity pools which, once stepped on, rotate the world, disconcertingly flipping the floor so it becomes another wall, and causing enemies to fire at you from what was once the ceiling.
Some stages also feature gravity pools which, once they're stepped on, rotate the world, disconcertingly flipping the floor so it becomes another wall, and causing enemies to fire at you from what was once the ceiling.
Scheerbart was no scientist--he hired plumbers and mechanics to construct his designs--and the only product of the quixotic but disconcertingly earnest endeavor was fuel for Scheerbart's imagination.