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disconcert (verb) worry; confuse; upset.

The news that you have been dropped from the team disconcerts you, that is, it upsets you, worries you. The government is disconcerted that inflation and unemployment are on the rise. The two are worrying the government, that is. A piece of news is disconcerting if it worries you. 'The lack of warmth in his brother disconcerted him.' This means his brother showing him no warmth upset him.

  • Amy is disconcerted at her husband's returning home late at nights. She suspects that he has taken to drugs.
  • That the police have come home for him rather disconcerted Kerry, as he has recently been moving with John, a habitual offender, only to collect the money he owed him.
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