Definition of disconcerting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdiskənˈsərdiNG/


Causing one to feel unsettled: he had a disconcerting habit of offering jobs to people he met at dinner parties
More example sentences
  • People say that he doesn't smile much, but he has a throaty chuckle and the disconcerting habit of laughing when he is cross.
  • Molly, a servant, had the disconcerting habit of periodically dropping on her knees for a quick prayer.
  • He has a disconcerting habit of talking very seriously and then suddenly withdrawing.
unsettling, unnerving, discomfiting, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, upsetting, worrying, alarming, distracting, off-putting;
confusing, bewildering, perplexing



Pronunciation: /ˌdiskənˈsərdiNGlē/
Example sentences
  • My sense of smell suddenly and disconcertingly became acute during the early stages of my second pregnancy and hasn't diminished since.
  • And most disconcertingly, exposure to television, these days, is transfiguring into exposure to visuals of violence.
  • But the consequences are disconcertingly similar.

Words that rhyme with disconcerting

shirting, skirting

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Syllabification: dis·con·cert·ing

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