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(Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
  2. To make or become nervous or upset.
  3. (By extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
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  1. To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
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  1. To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
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  1. To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
  2. To cause discomfort to; trouble
  3. To mar or otherwise treat (an object or fabric, for example) to give the appearance of an antique or of heavy prior use.
To disrupt the composure of; disconcert.
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  1. To disrupt the composure of; disconcert.
  2. To disturb; disconcert
To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
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  1. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  2. To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
  3. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
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  1. To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
  2. To annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
  3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
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  1. To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
  2. To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse:
  3. To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
To cause to feel chagrin; embarrass or distress
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  1. To cause to feel chagrin; embarrass or distress
To put into a state of disorder.
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  1. To put into a state of disorder.
  2. (Now Rare) To disturb the order of
  3. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
(Archaic) To defeat in battle; vanquish.
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  1. (Archaic) To defeat in battle; vanquish.
  2. To frustrate the plans or expectations of
  3. To make uneasy or perplexed; disconcert.
To make uncomfortable; distress.
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  1. To make uncomfortable; distress.
  2. To cause discomfort to; distress
To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
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  1. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
  2. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
  3. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
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  1. To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
  2. To provide with ratlines
To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
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  1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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  1. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
  3. To break in on; interrupt
To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
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  1. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
  2. (Archaic) To cause to be lost, as in a wilderness
  3. To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
To put in a nonplus; bewilder
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  1. To put in a nonplus; bewilder
  2. (Usage Problem) To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
  3. To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
To cause to become confused or perplexed.
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  1. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
  2. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
  3. To make (something bad) worse:
To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
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  1. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
  2. (Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
  3. To worry or trouble, esp. with petty annoyances; harass, pester, etc.
To make (a person) uncertain, doubtful, or hesitant; confuse; puzzle
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  1. To make (a person) uncertain, doubtful, or hesitant; confuse; puzzle
  2. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study:
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  1. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study:
  2. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
  3. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
To make an effort; take pains; bother
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  1. To make an effort; take pains; bother
  2. To cause mental agitation to; worry; harass; perturb; vex
  3. To pester, annoy, tease, bother, etc.
To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
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  1. To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
  2. To cause to feel worried or uneasy; unsettle:
  3. To cause (someone) to have difficulty paying attention to something:
To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
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  1. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
  2. (--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
  3. To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
To move in a quick, flustered way
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  1. To move in a quick, flustered way
  2. To confuse; agitate
  3. To move or come down in a flurry.
To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.
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  1. To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.
  2. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
  3. To cause to feel shame, humiliation, chagrin, etc.; injure the pride or self-respect of
To make ashamed or embarrassed; disconcert
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  1. To make ashamed or embarrassed; disconcert
  2. To put out of countenance; disconcert.
  3. To refuse approval or support to; discourage
To make speechless by shocking; amaze; astonish
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  1. To make speechless by shocking; amaze; astonish
  2. To fill with astonishment and perplexity; confound.
  3. To confuse and bewilder; to leave speechless.
To cause to feel shame; make ashamed
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  1. To cause to feel shame; make ashamed
  2. To cause to feel ashamed to the point of doing something:
  3. I do shame / To think of what a noble strain you are. "” Shakespeare.
To hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify
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  1. To hurt the pride or dignity of by causing to be or seem foolish or contemptible; mortify
  2. To cause (someone) to feel a loss of pride, dignity, or self-respect:
To cause to blush with shame; to put to shame.
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  1. To cause to blush with shame; to put to shame.
(Humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
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  1. (Humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
  2. (Informal) To upset the composure of; disconcert
Alternative form of make a monkey out of.
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  1. Alternative form of make a monkey out of.
To hold back, refuse to give or share
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  1. To hold back, refuse to give or share
  2. To restrict or restrain
  3. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
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  1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  2. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
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  1. To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
  2. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
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  1. To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
To cause to feel chagrin; embarrass or distress
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  1. To cause to feel chagrin; embarrass or distress
To make (something bad) worse:
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  1. To make (something bad) worse:
  2. Used in mild curses:
  3. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
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  1. To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
(Archaic) To defeat in battle; vanquish.
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  1. (Archaic) To defeat in battle; vanquish.
  2. To make uneasy or perplexed; disconcert.
  3. To frustrate the plans or expectations of
To make uncomfortable; distress.
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  1. To make uncomfortable; distress.
  2. To cause discomfort to; distress
To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
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  1. To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
  2. To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
  3. To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse:
To view or treat with disfavor.
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  1. To view or treat with disfavor.
  2. To put out of countenance; disconcert.
  3. To refuse approval or support to; discourage
To disturb; disconcert
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  1. To disturb; disconcert
  2. To disrupt the composure of; disconcert.
To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.
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  1. To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.
  2. To cause to feel shame, humiliation, chagrin, etc.; injure the pride or self-respect of
  3. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
To make or become intricate, difficult, or involved
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  1. To make or become intricate, difficult, or involved
  2. To twist or become twisted together.
To involve in difficulty
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  1. To involve in difficulty
  2. To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.
  3. To cause to be tangled or confused; complicate
To draw or hold within itself; include
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  1. To draw or hold within itself; include
  2. To engage (oneself) in a love affair:
  3. To relate to or affect:
To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
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  1. To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
  2. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
To tangle or complicate.
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  1. To tangle or complicate.
  2. To separate the fibers or threads of (cloth, for example); unravel.
  3. (Archaic) To become complicated or tangled
To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
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  1. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
  2. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
  3. To become tangled or confused.
(Informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue
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  1. (Informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue
  2. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
  3. To be or become entangled.

Synonym Study

  • Rattle and faze are less formal equivalents for disconcert , but the former emphasizes emotional agitation, and the latter is most commonly used in negative constructions danger does not faze him
  • To disconcert is to cause someone to lose self-possession quickly, resulting in confusion or mental disorganization his interruptions were disconcerting
  • Discomfit implies a frustration of plans or expectations and often connotes a resultant feeling of discomposure or humiliation
  • Abash implies a sudden loss of self-confidence and a growing feeling of shame or inadequacy I stood abashed at his rebukes
  • To embarrass is to cause to feel ill at ease so as to result in a loss of composure embarrassed by their compliments
Find another word for embarrass. In this page you can discover 67 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for embarrass, like: fluster, abash, confuse, distress, faze, vex, worry, make blush, disconcert, chagrin and discompose.