V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: unsettled, confused, or uneasy

Synonyms: disturbed, uneasy, confused, unsettled, dismayed, uncertain, worried, anxious, flustered

Antonyms: composed, calm

Tips: Disconcerted is related to the verb disconcert, which means "to cause confusion" or "to make someone lose composure." The root word concerted means "focused and working together efficiently." When you add the negative dis-, "not," disconcerted means "confused or uneasy."

Usage Examples:

The long bus trip and the odd behavior of the driver left many passengers feeling rather disconcerted. (uneasy)

The strange affair left me shaken and disconcerted. (unsettled, worried)

The disconcerted look in her eyes made him realize that she wasn’t ready to take on the big responsibility. (confused, uneasy)

Michele was disconcerted by the news that she would not be getting a promotion, because she was sure that she deserved one. (unsettled, flustered) verb

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