toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

disconcerting
used in Babbitt

5 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
disrupt composure — such as to confuse or worry
  • It was a speculative venture to call on the Rieslings; interesting and sometimes disconcerting.
    Chapter 10 (2% in)
  • But he was touched, and disconcerted, by the tactless way in which Overbrook praised him: "We're mighty proud to have old George here to-night!
    Chapter 15 (88% in)
  • He liked the Busy Folks' Bible Class, composed of mature men and women and addressed by the old-school physician, Dr. T. Atkins Jordan, in a sparkling style comparable to that of the more refined humorous after-dinner speakers, but when he went down to the junior classes he was disconcerted.
    Chapter 16 (57% in)
  • The grimness of Gunch's voice, the hardness of his jaw, disconcerted Babbitt, but he recovered and went on till they looked bored, then irritated, then as doubtful as Gunch.
    Chapter 29 (4% in)
  • Several Boosters, including Babbitt, looked disconcerted.
    Chapter 34 (46% in)

There are no more uses of "disconcerting" in Babbitt.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®