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Meaning of DISCONCERT

Pronunciation:  `diskun'surt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to lose one's composure
  2. [v]  cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
 

DISCONCERT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: confuse, discomfit, discompose, flurry, put off, untune, upset
 
 See Also: abash, afflict, anguish, arouse, bemuse, bewilder, bother, deflect, discombobulate, distract, elicit, embarrass, enervate, enkindle, evoke, faze, fire, fluster, hurt, kindle, pain, provoke, raise, throw, unnerve, unsettle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    2. To confuse the faculties of; to disturb the composure of;
       to discompose; to abash.
    
             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.
    
    
  2. \Dis`con*cert"\, n.
    Want of concert; disagreement. --Sir W. Temple.
    
    
 
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