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4 definitions found
 for disconcert
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 disconcerted the
        plans of his enemy.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To confuse the faculties of; to disturb the composure of;
        to discompose; to abash.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The embrace disconcerted the daughter-in-law
              somewhat, as the caresses of old gentlemen unshorn
              and perfumed with tobacco might well do.
                                                    --Thackeray.
  
     Syn: To discompose; derange; ruffle; confuse; disturb;
          defeat; frustrate.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disconcert \Dis`con*cert"\, n.
     Want of concert; disagreement. --Sir W. Temple.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "disconcert":
     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, confront, confuse, contravene,
     counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, cross, dash, daze,
     dazzle, defeat, defy, destroy, discombobulate, discomfit,
     discompose, discountenance, dish, dismay, disorganize, disorient,
     disquiet, disrupt, disturb, electrify, elude, embarrass, entangle,
     faze, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, foil, frustrate,
     fuddle, fuss, humiliate, jar, jolt, knock the chocks, maze, mist,
     mix up, moider, mortify, muddle, nonplus, perplex, perturb, pother,
     put out, puzzle, raise hell, rattle, rock, ruffle, ruin, sabotage,
     scotch, shake, shake up, shock, spike, spoil, stagger, stir,
     stonewall, stump, take aback, throw into confusion, thwart,
     trouble, unsettle, upset
  
  

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