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disconcertverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌdɪs.kənˈsɜːt/  us   /-ˈsɝːt/
disconcerting
adjective uk   /-ˈsɜː.tɪŋ/  us   /-ˈsɝː.t̬ɪŋ/
There was a disconcerting ​silence.
disconcertingly
adverb uk   /-ˈsɜː.tɪŋ.li/  us   /-ˈsɝː.t̬ɪŋ.li/
(Definition of disconcert from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disconcertverb [T]

 us   /ˌdɪs·kənˈsɜrt/
to make someone ​feelsuddenlyuncertain or ​worried: He was disconcerted by all the ​attention he was getting.
disconcerting
adjective  us   /ˌdɪs·kənˈsɜr·t̬ɪŋ/
So this ​deliberatelack of ​interest in ​noticing us was most disconcerting.
(Definition of disconcert from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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