Disconcert meaning

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To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
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To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse.
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To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse.

He was disconcerted by the teacher's angry tone.

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To frustrate (plans, etc.)
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To upset the composure of.
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To bring into confusion.
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To frustrate, make go wrong.

The emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy.

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Disconcert is defined as to embarrass or frustrate.

An example of disconcert is for a person to upset her best friend by telling her secret to everyone.

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Origin of disconcert

  • Obsolete French disconcerter from Old French desconcerter des- dis- concerter to bring into agreement (from Old Italian concertare concert)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French desconcerter, from des- (“dis-”) + concerter (“to bring into agreement, organize”).

    From Wiktionary