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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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