Dis`con*cert" (?), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Disconcerted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Disconcerting.] [Pref. dis- +
concert: cf. OF. desconcerter, F.
déconcerter.] 1. To break up the
harmonious progress of; to throw into disorder or confusion; as, the
emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy.
2. To confuse the faculties of; to disturb
the composure of; to discompose; to abash.
The embrace disconcerted the daughter-in-law
somewhat, as the caresses of old gentlemen unshorn and perfumed with
tobacco might well do. Thackeray.
Syn. -- To discompose; derange; ruffle; confuse; disturb;
Dis`con*cert" (?), n. Want of
concert; disagreement. Sir W. Temple.