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Definition disrupt composure — such as to confuse or worry
  • It was disconcerting to realize the experts don't really understand what is going on either.
disconcerting = disturbing
  • Changing teachers in the middle of the semester was disconcerting.
  • She looked disconcerted by the revelation.
  • It was kind of disconcerting, because Poseidon listened so intently.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • disconcerting = disturbing or unsettling
  • Michael held off the tears, curious, but quite ready to continue in case Dad's further revelation was as disconcerting as the original.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • disconcerting = disturbing or unsettling
  • This change of note disconcerted Ebenezer;
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • disconcerted = disturbed or unsettled
  • ... asked the middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted,
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • disconcerted = disturbed or unsettled
  • K. was disconcerted to notice that he understood no more than fragments of what the Italian said.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • disconcerted = disturbed or unsettled
  • She is quite disconcerted.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • disconcerted = disturbed or unsettled
  • ...there came yet another chiming of the clock, and then were the same disconcert and tremulousness and meditation as before.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • disconcert = nervousness (disruption of composure)
  • The new injury endowed the big oaf with a disconcerting lisp.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • disconcerting = disturbing or unsettling
  • At least it shadowed her eyes which are too large and can be disconcerting.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • disconcerting = disturbing or unsettling
  • We asked Colton about Satan a couple of times after that, but then gave up because whenever we did, his reaction was a little disconcerting: it was as if he changed instantly from a sunny little kid to someone who ran to a safe room, bolted the door, locked the windows, and pulled down the blinds.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • disconcerting = disturbing or unsettling
  • I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin, I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn't matter.
    Beverly Sills
  • He had been riding hard to escape from disconcerting thoughts.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Malefactor
  • She looked at me in rather a disconcerting manner.
    Christie, Agatha  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • Evelina's mother sometimes took a mischievous pleasure in disconcerting her daughter.
    de Balzac, Honore  --  The Country Doctor
  • his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly
  • But on Tuesday morning a rumor that was disconcerting came to Daylight's ears.
    London, Jack  --  Burning Daylight
  • So startling an announcement, so confidently made, and by such lips, is really disconcerting in the last degree.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Hard Times

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