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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
  • She looked disconcerted by the discovery.
  • disconcerted = disturbed or unsettled
  • Changing teachers in the middle of the semester was disconcerting.
  • disconcerting = disturbing or unsettling
  • He flopped comfortably into the chair which had been disconcerting his father.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • disconcerting = disturbing
  • The Savage obeyed with a disconcerting literalness.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • disconcerting = disturbing
  • It was disconcerting to say the least, but for some reason, she couldn't stop thinking about it.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • disconcerting = disturbing
  • I put my question quickly and somewhat sternly, on purpose to disconcert him.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • disconcert = unsettle or disturb
  • If he persisted in talking of such subjects, she had a disconcerting habit of falling asleep.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • disconcerting = disturbing
  • And then came that disconcerting ride.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • disconcerting = unsettling
  • I was exceedingly surprised on receiving so rude an answer from a stranger, and I was also disconcerted on perceiving the frowning and angry countenances of his companions.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • disconcerted = unsettled or disturbed
  • "I shall keep clear of you, Crawford, as long as I can," said Edmund; "for you would be more likely to disconcert me, and I should be more sorry to see you trying at it than almost any other man."
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • disconcert = disturb or unsettle
  •   "But where are the others?"
      "They won't be fed by you to-day. They're either in the dressing-station or pushing up daisies."
      The cook was quite disconcerted as the facts dawned on him.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • disconcerted = disturbed
  • 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
  • ...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

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