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
References in classic literature ?
The writer of these Oz stories has received a little note from Princess Dorothy of Oz which, for a time, has made him feel rather disconcerted.
Anna noticed Dolly's expression, and was disconcerted by it.
I have disconcerted him already by my calm reserve, and it shall be my endeavour to humble the pride of these self important De Courcys still lower, to convince Mrs.
While in San Francisco Halpin Frayser was walking one dark night along the water front of the city, when, with a suddenness that surprised and disconcerted him, he became a sailor.
This so disconcerted the squire, that he snatched the muff from her, and with a hearty curse threw it into the fire.