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English verb: disconcert

1. disconcert (emotion) cause to feel embarrassment


SamplesThe constant attention of the young man confused her.


ExamplesThe bad news will disconcert him


Synonymsconfuse, flurry, put off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abash, embarrass


Narrower (hyponym)bother, deflect, distract, fluster


Verb groupbedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

2. disconcert (emotion) cause to lose one's composure


ExamplesThe performance is likely to disconcert Sue


Synonymsdiscomfit, discompose, untune, upset


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)abash, afflict, anguish, bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate, dissolve, embarrass, enervate, faze, hurt, pain, throw, unnerve, unsettle









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