Disconcert

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Disconcert Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    disconcert v
  1. cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her" [syn: confuse, flurry, put off}]
  2. cause to lose one's composure [syn: upset, discompose, untune, discomfit]
Disconcert Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
  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.
Disconcert Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Disconcert \Dis`con*cert"\, n. Want of concert; disagreement. --Sir W. Temple.

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