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dis·com·fit

 (dĭs-kŭm′fĭt)
tr.v. dis·com·fit·ed, dis·com·fit·ing, dis·com·fits
1. To make uneasy or perplexed; disconcert. See Synonyms at embarrass.
2. Archaic To defeat in battle; vanquish.
n.
Archaic Discomfiture.

[Middle English discomfiten, from Old French desconfit, past participle of desconfire, descumfire, to defeat : des-, dis- + confire, to make (from Latin cōnficere, to prepare; see comfit).]

discomfit

(dɪsˈkʌmfɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to make uneasy, confused, or embarrassed
2. to frustrate the plans or purpose of
3. (Military) archaic to defeat in battle
[C14: from Old French desconfire to destroy, from des- (indicating reversal) + confire to make, from Latin conficere to produce; see confect]
disˈcomfiter n
disˈcomfiture n

dis•com•fit

(dɪsˈkʌm fɪt)

v.t.
1. to confuse and deject; disconcert.
2. to frustrate the plans of; thwart; foil.
3. Archaic. to defeat utterly; rout.
n.
4. Archaic. rout; defeat.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French descunfit, Old French desconfit, past participle of desconfire=des- dis-1 + confire to make, accomplish < Latin conficere; see confect]
dis•com′fit•er, n.

discomfit


Past participle: discomfited
Gerund: discomfiting

Imperative
discomfit
discomfit
Present
I discomfit
you discomfit
he/she/it discomfits
we discomfit
you discomfit
they discomfit
Preterite
I discomfited
you discomfited
he/she/it discomfited
we discomfited
you discomfited
they discomfited
Present Continuous
I am discomfiting
you are discomfiting
he/she/it is discomfiting
we are discomfiting
you are discomfiting
they are discomfiting
Present Perfect
I have discomfited
you have discomfited
he/she/it has discomfited
we have discomfited
you have discomfited
they have discomfited
Past Continuous
I was discomfiting
you were discomfiting
he/she/it was discomfiting
we were discomfiting
you were discomfiting
they were discomfiting
Past Perfect
I had discomfited
you had discomfited
he/she/it had discomfited
we had discomfited
you had discomfited
they had discomfited
Future
I will discomfit
you will discomfit
he/she/it will discomfit
we will discomfit
you will discomfit
they will discomfit
Future Perfect
I will have discomfited
you will have discomfited
he/she/it will have discomfited
we will have discomfited
you will have discomfited
they will have discomfited
Future Continuous
I will be discomfiting
you will be discomfiting
he/she/it will be discomfiting
we will be discomfiting
you will be discomfiting
they will be discomfiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discomfiting
you have been discomfiting
he/she/it has been discomfiting
we have been discomfiting
you have been discomfiting
they have been discomfiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discomfiting
you will have been discomfiting
he/she/it will have been discomfiting
we will have been discomfiting
you will have been discomfiting
they will have been discomfiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discomfiting
you had been discomfiting
he/she/it had been discomfiting
we had been discomfiting
you had been discomfiting
they had been discomfiting
Conditional
I would discomfit
you would discomfit
he/she/it would discomfit
we would discomfit
you would discomfit
they would discomfit
Past Conditional
I would have discomfited
you would have discomfited
he/she/it would have discomfited
we would have discomfited
you would have discomfited
they would have discomfited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discomfit - cause to lose one's composurediscomfit - cause to lose one's composure  
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
faze, unnerve, unsettle, enervate - disturb the composure of
dissolve - cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
bemuse, discombobulate, bewilder, throw - cause to be confused emotionally
abash, embarrass - cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
anguish, pain, hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
afflict - cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"

discomfit

verb embarrass, unsettle, disconcert, confuse, rattle (informal), flurry, ruffle, confound, perplex, unnerve, take aback, fluster, perturb, faze, demoralize, take the wind out of someone's sails, abash, discompose He will be discomfited by the dismissal of his plan.

discomfit

verb
To cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed:
Translations
يُرْبِك، يُحْرِج
uvést do rozpaků
bringe ud af fatninggøre forlegen
koma úr jafnvægi
sukelti sumišimąsumišimas
apmulsinātradīt neērtības
priviesť do rozpakov
utandırmak

discomfit

[dɪsˈkʌmfɪt] VTdesconcertar

discomfit

[dɪsˈkʌmfɪt] vtdécontenancer
to be discomfited by sth → être décontenancé(e) par qch

discomfit

vtUnbehagen verursachen (+dat)

discomfit

[dɪsˈkʌmfɪt] vt (liter) → sconcertare

discomfit

(disˈkamfit) verb
to embarrass. He realized that his remarks had succeeded in discomfiting her.
disˈcomfiture (-tʃə) noun
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