Definition of disconcert verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disconcert

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disconcert
BrE BrE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrt//
 
he / she / it disconcerts
BrE BrE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrts//
 
past simple disconcerted
BrE BrE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrtɪd//
 
past participle disconcerted
BrE BrE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrtɪd//
 
-ing form disconcerting
BrE BrE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈsɜːrtɪŋ//
 
Embarrassment
 
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disconcert somebody to make somebody feel anxious, confused or embarrassed synonym disturb His answer rather disconcerted her. See related entries: Embarrassment Word Origin late 17th cent. (in the sense ‘upset the progress of’): from obsolete French desconcerter, from des- (expressing reversal) + concerter ‘bring together’.
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