AskDefine | Define disconcerting

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disconcerting adj : causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience" [syn: upsetting]

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  • a RP /ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ/, /%dIsk@n"s3:tIN/
  • a GA /ˌdɪskənˈsɝtɪŋ/, /%dIsk@n"s3`tIN/


  1. Tending to cause discomfort, uneasiness or alarm; unsettling; troubling; upsetting.
    Even with a safety harness, losing one's grip that high up is disconcerting.

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