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. It was at her house one day that I met Charles Strickland's wife.
In fact, she has this one disconcerting habit when it comes to her pets that once infuriated Prince Charles.
Of them, low literacy rate is one of the disconcerting issues.
WHILE Pakistan is engrossed in election activities, disconcerting reports indicate the so-called Islamic State is increasing its influence in Pakistan, Tajikistan, Iran and Russia.
And her sister Dorothy, 70, says she finds the fame game "disconcerting".
'Despite the prohibition of alcohol consumption, these bottles are found inside the Sindh Secretariat where bureaucrats arrange cocktail parties rather than working,' she said, adding that it was disconcerting that such activities took place inside an important government bureaucratic division.
15, Paula Kurland admonishes The Daily Herald for printing "such blatantly biased news articles, especially where it involves our current Administration." She describes such reporting as "disconcerting." I would submit that what is truly disconcerting is the fact that we have a dangerous, ignorant, egotistic, narcissistic, embarrassing, racist, disgusting and evil buffoon in the form of Donald Trump currently occupying the Oval Office.
Bowling an immaculate line and getting some disconcerting bounce from just short of the good length area, he -- in partnership with Rajat Bhatia -- ensured that the visitors managed just 138 in their first essay, after Delhi folded up for 201 in their first essay.
Never do that in the middle of a love affair because it's disconcerting to your partner.
I have found it disconcerting that the beautiful warm evenings are closing in at 8.30pm.
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?