AskDefine | Define disconcert

Dictionary Definition

disconcert

Verb

1 cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her" [syn: confuse, flurry, put off]
2 cause to lose one's composure [syn: upset, discompose, untune, discomfit]

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English

Etymology

Old French "desconcerter": "des", dis + "concerter", bring into agreement

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt/, /%dIsk@n"s3:t/
  • (US) /ˌdɪskənˈsɝt/, /%dIsk@n"s3`t/

Verb

  1. To upset the composure of
  2. To frustrate (as in plans)

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