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Causing one to feel unsettled.‘he had a disconcerting habit of offering jobs to people he met at dinner parties’
unsettling, unnerving, discomfiting, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, upsetting, worrying, concerning, alarming, embarrassing, awkward, bothersome, distractingconfusing, bewildering, perplexingoff-putting, anxious-makingView synonyms
- ‘Equally disconcerting is the increase in unrelated transplants in the last two years and the pressure it has put on women.’
- ‘Her paintings are all from an aerial viewpoint - as a viewer you look down on a washed, subtly disconcerting landscape.’
- ‘I do feel qualified to offer a personal view of some disconcerting aspects of how politicians and big business conspire to run the show.’
- ‘With a disconcerting habit of coming on stage dressed in a red Lycra superhero costume, he seems to set the tone for the rest of the night.’
- ‘It is a disconcerting thought, given how much is at stake.’
- ‘But he tends to leave an impression of intellectual dishonesty, a disconcerting lack of sincerity.’
- ‘Molly, a servant, had the disconcerting habit of periodically dropping on her knees for a quick prayer.’
- ‘That might have been crass, but the film is peppered with jarring references and disconcerting parallels to current events.’
- ‘The division between the first and the second half is marked by a disconcerting jolt in the flow of the film, and the ambiguous ending may infuriate.’
- ‘There are a number of disconcerting issues apparent in this undertaking.’
- ‘More disconcerting are the targets for reducing undiagnosed HIV.’
- ‘It's very disconcerting - a kind of fizzing ache that starts around mid-thigh and gets worse going down towards my feet.’
- ‘Don't you find it disconcerting when you have someone literally five centimetres from your face, peering into your eyes with a torch?’
- ‘To someone who has always been completely in control, or tried to be, this was, and still is, very disconcerting.’
- ‘What was disconcerting was how various its subspecies were.’
- ‘Although inaccurate it proved very disconcerting to the whole community.’
- ‘Hair growing where it never grew before is a disconcerting experience.’
- ‘And undoubtedly, their mysterious, indefinable quality is the source of their disconcerting power.’
- ‘People say that he doesn't smile much, but he has a throaty chuckle and the disconcerting habit of laughing when he is cross.’
- ‘He has a disconcerting habit of talking very seriously and then suddenly withdrawing.’
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