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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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