Dis·con·cert v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disconcerted; p. pr. & vb. n. Disconcerting.]
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.
adj : causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit
of greeting friends ferociously and strangers
charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience" [syn: