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disconcert

disconcert

verb dis·con·cert \ˌdis-kən-ˈsərt\

: to make (someone) upset or embarrassed

Full Definition of DISCONCERT

transitive verb
1
:  to throw into confusion
2
:  to disturb the composure of
dis·con·cert·ing adjective
dis·con·cert·ing·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
dis·con·cert·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of DISCONCERT

  1. News of his criminal past has disconcerted even his admirers.
  2. <we were disconcerted by the unexpected changes to the program>

Origin of DISCONCERT

obsolete French disconcerter, alteration of Middle French desconcerter, from des- dis- + concerter to concert
First Known Use: 1687

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