from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of disconcerting, or the state of being disconcerted; confusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of disconcerting, or state of being disconcerted; discomposure; perturbation.

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  • noun Anxious embarrassment

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun anxious embarrassment


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  • He replaced his wrinkle of disconcertion with the frown of authority.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • Her perfect face was marred by a wrinkle of disconcertion.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • Ted greeted the detective with an expression of queasy solicitude, but when he caught sight of Charles something between disconcertion and abject terror took over his face.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • It makes you wonder why Mr. Will is so enthusiastic about him, unless his plan is to sow disconcertion in the Democrats and make them wonder why their rising star is getting free advice from George F. Will ...

    December 2006

  • Supporting characters are often not developed fully, causing disconcertion in viewers after an abrupt change in behaviour by an otherwise sedate character, making one wonder if the character has a multiple personality disorder or schizophrenia.

    That place called Nollywood

  • The rosy tips of her breasts pinched tight into a distended and tender fullness that made her whimper low in her throat in disconcertion.

    The Sheikh's Innocent Bride

  • With the feeling of disconcertion that springs from being caught in an impulsive action we have believed unobserved, Maurice spun round on his heel and took a few quick steps in the opposite direction.

    Maurice Guest

  • When Selar reached the exam table, she noted with some disconcertion that the victim had a severe disruptor wound to the area around his cervical vertebrae and another in his lower anterior spinal region.

    No Limits

  • Maurice made no answer, but in his face was such a mixture of surprise and disconcertion that it was answer enough.

    Maurice Guest

  • She paused, in evident disconcertion and perplexity, mingled with anger she dared not show.

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


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