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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dis-kuh n-surt]
    • /ˌdɪs kənˈsɜrt/
    • /ˌdɪs.kənˈsɜːt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dis-kuh n-surt]
    • /ˌdɪs kənˈsɜrt/

Definitions of disconcert word

  • verb with object disconcert to disturb the self-possession of; perturb; ruffle: Her angry reply disconcerted me completely. 1
  • verb with object disconcert to throw into disorder or confusion; disarrange: He changed his mind and disconcerted everybody's plans. 1
  • noun disconcert Disturb the composure of; unsettle. 1
  • transitive verb disconcert trouble, perturb 1
  • verb disconcert If something disconcerts you, it makes you feel anxious, confused, or embarrassed. 0
  • verb disconcert to disturb the composure of 0

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Origin of disconcert

First appearance:

before 1680
One of the 48% oldest English words
From the obsolete French word disconcerter, dating back to 1680-90. See dis-1, concert

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Parts of speech for Disconcert


disconcert popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for disconcert

verb disconcert

  • discomfit — to confuse and deject; disconcert: to be discomfited by a question.
  • disturb — to interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle.
  • unsettle — to alter from a settled state; cause to be no longer firmly fixed or established; render unstable; disturb: Violence unsettled the government.
  • perplex — to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally: Her strange response perplexed me.
  • bewilder — If something bewilders you, it is so confusing or difficult that you cannot understand it.

Antonyms for disconcert

verb disconcert

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • comfort — If you are doing something in comfort, you are physically relaxed and contented, and are not feeling any pain or other unpleasant sensations.
  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
  • soothe — to tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh: soothing someone's anger; to soothe someone with a hot drink.
  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.

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