disconcerting

[ dis-kuh n-sur-ting ]SEE DEFINITION OF disconcerting
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"I advise you to do so, monsieur," was the disconcerting reply.

Really, Aline, you have a trick of asking the most disconcerting and improper questions.

The fact that Luga was with the rebels gave rise to disconcerting gossip.

Esther did not seem to him a disturbing force, only a disconcerting one.

This was disconcerting, but she could not drive out the feeling.

I say disconcerting because it emphatically did disconcert Henry.

It toppled and fell upon the gambler, disconcerting his aim.

What desperate step might follow this disconcerting of her cherished plan?

There was something hideously immoral and disconcerting about this success.

Pledge bowled one of his finest, awkwardest, most disconcerting slows.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from Middle French disconcerter (Modern French déconcerter) "confused," from dis- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + concerter (see concert). Related: Disconcerted; disconcerting; disconcertingly.

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