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Etymology edit

From Middle French desconcerter, from des- (dis-) + concerter (to bring into agreement, organize).

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disconcert (third-person singular simple present disconcerts, present participle disconcerting, simple past and past participle disconcerted)

  1. (transitive) To upset the composure of.
  2. (transitive) To bring into confusion.
  3. (transitive) To frustrate, discomfit.
    The emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy.

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  1. A state of disunion.