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
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