causing an emotional disturbance (Freq. 2)

"his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen


an upsetting experience

Syn: ↑upsetting
Similar to: ↑displeasing

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  • disconcerting — adjective /ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ,ˌdɪskənˈsɝtɪŋ/ Tending to cause discomfort, uneasiness or alarm; unsettling; troubling; upsetting. Even with a safety harness, losing ones grip that high up is disconcerting …   Wiktionary

  • disconcerting — dis|con|cert|ing [ˌdıskənˈsə:tıŋ US ə:r ] adj making you feel slightly confused, embarrassed, or worried ▪ a disconcerting question >disconcertingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disconcerting — dis|con|cert|ing [ ,dıskən sɜrtıŋ ] adjective making you feel worried, confused, or surprised: a disconcerting habit/tendency ╾ dis|con|cert|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disconcerting — adjective the intense scrutiny was disconcerting Syn: unsettling, unnerving, discomfiting, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, upsetting, worrying, alarming, distracting, off putting; confusing, bewildering, perplexing …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • disconcerting — UK [ˌdɪskənˈsɜː(r)tɪŋ] / US [ˌdɪskənˈsɜrtɪŋ] adjective making you feel worried, confused, or surprised a disconcerting habit/tendency Derived word: disconcertingly adverb …   English dictionary

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