Disconcert

  • 1 Disconcert — Dis con*cert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disconcerted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disconcerting}.] [Pref. dis + concert: cf. OF. desconcerter, F. d[ e]concerter.] 1. To break up the harmonious progress of; to throw into disorder or confusion; as, the emperor… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Disconcert — Dis con*cert , n. Want of concert; disagreement. Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 disconcert — I verb abash, agitate, alarm, annoy, appall, astound, bedazzle, bedevil, cause discontent, chagrin, confound, confuse, discomfit, discomfort, discompose, discountenance, dismay, disquiet, disrupt, disturb, fluster, give cause for alarm,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 disconcert — 1680s, from M.Fr. disconcerter (Mod.Fr. déconcerter) confused, from dis do the opposite of (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + concerter (see CONCERT (Cf. concert)). Related: Disconcerted; disconcerting; disconcertingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 disconcert — rattle, faze, discomfit, *embarrass, abash Analogous words: bewilder, nonplus, perplex, *puzzle: *discompose, fluster, flurry, disturb, perturb …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 disconcert — [v] shake up; confuse abash, agitate, baffle, balk, bewilder, bug, confound, demoralize, disarrange, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, discountenance, disturb, embarrass, faze, fluster, foul up, frustrate, get to, hinder, nonplus, perplex,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 disconcert — ► VERB ▪ disturb the composure of. DERIVATIVES disconcerted adjective disconcerting adjective. ORIGIN obsolete French desconcerter, from concerter bring together …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 disconcert — [dis΄kən sʉrt′] vt. [OFr desconcerter: see DIS & CONCERT] 1. to frustrate (plans, etc.) 2. to upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse SYN. EMBARRASS disconcerting adj. disconcertingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 disconcert — UK [ˌdɪskənˈsɜː(r)t] / US [ˌdɪskənˈsɜrt] verb [transitive] Word forms disconcert : present tense I/you/we/they disconcert he/she/it disconcerts present participle disconcerting past tense disconcerted past participle disconcerted to make someone… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 disconcert — transitive verb Etymology: obsolete French disconcerter, alteration of Middle French desconcerter, from des dis + concerter to concert Date: 1687 1. to throw into confusion 2. to disturb the composure of Synonyms: see emb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 disconcert — disconcerted, adj. disconcertingly, adv. disconcertingness, n. disconcertion, disconcertment, n. /dis keuhn serrt /, v.t. 1. to disturb the self possession of; perturb; ruffle: Her angry reply disconcerted me completely. 2. to throw into disorder …

    Universalium

  • 12 disconcert — verb /ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt,ˌdɪskənˈsɝt/ a) To upset the composure of b) To bring into confusion Syn: agitate, bewilder, confuse, fluster, upset …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 disconcert — Synonyms and related words: abash, addle, addle the wits, agitate, appall, astound, baffle, balk, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bewilder, blast, bother, brave, bug, cast down, chagrin, challenge, checkmate, circumvent, cloud, confound,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 disconcert — v. (formal) (R) it disconcerted us (to learn) that they had refused our offer * * * [ˌdɪskən sɜːt] (formal) (R) it disconcerted us (to learn) that they had refused our offer …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 disconcert — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. upset, discompose, embarrass; perplex, confuse; frustrate, thwart. See hindrance, pain, discontent. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. perturb, unsettle, perplex; see confuse , disturb 2 , embarrass 1 . See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 disconcert — dis|con|cert [ˌdıskənˈsə:t US ə:rt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Old French; Origin: desconcerter, from concerter to bring into agreement ] to make someone feel slightly confused, embarrassed, or worried >disconcerted adj ▪ a disconcerted look …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 disconcert — dis|con|cert [ ,dıskən sɜrt ] verb transitive to make someone feel worried, confused, or surprised: Her sudden silence disconcerted me …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 disconcert — [[t]dɪ̱skənsɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] disconcerts, disconcerting, disconcerted VERB If something disconcerts you, it makes you feel anxious, confused, or embarrassed. [V n] Antony s wry smile disconcerted Sutcliffe... [V n] The ambassador was clearly… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 disconcert — dis·con·cert || ‚dɪskÉ™n sɜːt v. discompose, fluster, worry; confuse, cause disorder …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 disconcert — [ˌdɪskən sə:t] verb disturb the composure of; unsettle. Derivatives disconcerted adjective disconcertedly adverb disconcerting adjective disconcertingly adverb disconcertion noun …

    English new terms dictionary