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disconcerting
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
disrupt composure — such as to confuse or worry
  • How could she face her parents, get back her box, and disconcert the whole scheme for the rehabilitation of her family on such sentimental grounds?
    1 — The Maiden (72% in)
  • Next day the weather was bad, but she trudged on, the honesty, directness, and impartiality of elemental enmity disconcerting her but little.
    5 — The Woman Pays (69% in)

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