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Wordnet 3.0


1. causing an emotional disturbance;
- Example: "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen
- Example: "an upsetting experience"
[syn: disconcerting, upsetting]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

disconcerting \disconcerting\ adj. hard to deal with; causing uncertainty or confusion about how to act or react. Syn: awkward, embarrassing, off-putting, sticky, tight, unenviable. [WordNet 1.5]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "disconcerting": alarming, awing, awkward, baffling, bewildering, bothering, chilling, confounding, confusing, crushing, daunting, defeating, deterrent, deterring, discomposing, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, embarrassing, enigmatic, fear-inspiring, fearful, fearsome, frightening, frightful, frustrating, humiliating, intricate, mortifying, mysterious, mystifying, overawing, perplexing, perturbing, problematic, puzzling, scaring, scary, startling, unsettling, upsetting