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DISCONCERT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disconcert mean? 

DISCONCERT (verb)
  The verb DISCONCERT has 2 senses:

1. cause to feel embarrassment
2. cause to lose one's composure

  Familiarity information: DISCONCERT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCONCERT (verb)


Sense 1disconcert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to feel embarrassment

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

disconcert; flurry; confuse; put off

Context example:

The constant attention of the young man confused her

Hypernyms (to "disconcert" is one way to...):

abash; embarrass (cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disconcert"):

fluster (cause to be nervous or upset)

bother (make confused or perplexed or puzzled)

deflect; distract (draw someone's attention away from something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The bad news will disconcert him


Sense 2disconcert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to lose one's composure

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

discomfit; discompose; untune; disconcert; upset

Hypernyms (to "disconcert" is one way to...):

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disconcert"):

enervate; faze; unnerve; unsettle (disturb the composure of)

dissolve (cause to lose control emotionally)

bemuse; bewilder; discombobulate; throw (cause to be confused emotionally)

abash; embarrass (cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious)

anguish; hurt; pain (cause emotional anguish or make miserable)

afflict (cause great unhappiness for; distress)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to disconcert Sue


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