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- adj. Tending to cause discomfort, uneasiness or alarm; unsettling; troubling; upsetting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. hard to deal with; causing uncertainty or confusion about how to act or react.
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- adj. causing an emotional disturbance
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Brad: “What I find disconcerting is that we actually ran a $900,000 trade deficit with Canada in live turkeys in the first half of this year!”
What's disconcerting is how he, like I've heard from Terry O'Quinn in LOST interviews, has given up on completely delving into and investing in their character's inner-workings and resigned to being a 'puppet' for the writers and directors.
What's perhaps more disconcerting is that fact that the parents of those children let them stay for sleepovers at Jackson's * shudder* Yes, whole scenario is simply evil.
I think yankeesue was referring to HSI because I went to their site, too, and found no staff listing, and even more disconcerting is that when I hit “contact us”, I got the following error message:
More disconcerting is that many southern Repubs with Klan roots cannot stomach a black man as President.
What's most disconcerting is that these men are lying to themselves -- not about their complicity, but about their ostensible anti-communism.
They have been finding them in disconcerting abundance.
What's most disconcerting is that you don't consider AA's actual PEOPLE.
What makes this novel both so brave and so disconcerting is the transfer of the primordial and the visceral into an otherwise clear-cut adult landscape, but what exactly might be done about this subterranean realm of experience remains enigmatic; this is a book interested in the clash of fierce forces, not in their serene synthesis or their harmonious resolution.
More disconcerting is that their pitching is ninth in the league, nearly a run a game worse than last season, when the Oakland staff was second in the AL.