disconcerted


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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.

disconcerted

(ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪd)
adj
perturbed, embarrassed, or confused
ˌdisconˈcertedly adv
ˌdisconˈcertedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disconcerted - having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion; "the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand"; "looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"

disconcerted

adjective disturbed, worried, troubled, thrown (informal), upset, confused, embarrassed, annoyed, rattled (informal), distracted, at sea, unsettled, bewildered, shook up (informal), flurried, ruffled, taken aback, flustered, perturbed, fazed, nonplussed, flummoxed, caught off balance, out of countenance He was disconcerted to find his fellow diners already seated.
Translations
desconcertado

disconcerted

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrtɪd] adj [+ person] → déconcerté(e), décontenancé(e)

disconcerted

[ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪd] adjsconcertato/a
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In New York City, when he first went there to live and before he became confused and disconcerted by the facts of life, Enoch went about a good deal with young men.
Grose said, the little gentleman; and all the more for an incident that, presenting itself the second evening, had deeply disconcerted me.
Eva looked sorry and disconcerted for a moment; but children, luckily, do not keep to one impression long, and in a few moments she was merrily laughing at various things which she saw from the coach-windows, as it rattled along.
His bilious brown eye looked disconcerted, and his bilious green eye followed its example.
Lorry was so exceedingly disconcerted by a question so hard to answer, that he could only look on, at a distance, with much feebler sympathy and humility, while the strong woman, having banished the inn servants under the mysterious penalty of "letting them know" something not mentioned if they stayed there, staring, recovered her charge by a regular series of gradations, and coaxed her to lay her drooping head upon her shoulder.
The Elfin suddenness with which she pounced upon me with this question, and a searching look, quite disconcerted me for a moment.
I was disconcerted, for I had broken away without quite seeing where I was going to.
Seest thou not we are overreached, and that our proposed mode of communicating with our friends without has been disconcerted by this same motley gentleman thou art so fond to brother?
Having discovered early in his career that his dignified person and fine voice caused people to stand in some awe of him, and to move him into the chair at public meetings, he had grown so accustomed to deference that any approach to familiarity or irreverence disconcerted him exceedingly.
This babel of inventors and pretenders amazed Bell and disconcerted his backers.
The ease with which he had knocked it to pieces disconcerted him somewhat, and to guard against that danger he set to work again, fixing bars of iron on the inside until he was satisfied with its strength; and then, not caring to try any more experiments with it, he passed it and adopted it as a helmet of the most perfect construction.
The other archers in this round were disconcerted by the preceding shots, or unable to keep the pace.