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, percellere, perplex, perturb, perturbare, puzzle, ruffle, startle, throw into confusion, upset II index affront, agitate (perturb), badger, confuse (bewilder), counteract, discommode, discompose, disorganize, disorient, disturb, embarrass, frustrate, harrow, harry (harass), menace, muddle, obfuscate, obsess, perplex, perturb, upset

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  • 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

  • Disconcert — Dis con*cert , n. Want of concert; disagreement. Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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