discomfited


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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).]

discomfited

(dɪsˈkʌmfɪtɪd)
adj
uncomfortable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discomfited - people who are defeateddiscomfited - people who are defeated; "the Romans had no pity for the defeated"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Adj.1.discomfited - disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"; "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"; "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"; "his best efforts were thwarted"
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
Translations

discomfited

[dɪsˈkʌmfɪtɪd] adj (= uncomfortable) → décontenancé(e)
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As the discomfited officer slowly walked away, he looked up to the flag, and perceived that the cord by which it was elevated to its place, led from the top of the staff, across the lawn, to an open upper window of the mansion, where sat the lady from whom he had just parted, tranquilly engaged in knitting.
But, though discomfited and disappointed, he could still do something for his own interest and his own enjoyment.
Colbert was completely thrown out of the saddle by it, and retired, thoroughly discomfited.
she said in a tone so discomfited that Maria and Miss Wirt laughed at the other side of the door, and even that abandoned wretch of a Dobbin felt inclined to smile himself; for he was not altogether unconscious of the state of affairs: George having often bantered him gracefully and said, "Hang it, Will, why don't you take old Jane?
Gradgrind was extremely discomfited by this unexpected question.
The artistic taste of some unknown hatter had furnished him with a hatband of wholesale capacity which was fluted behind, from the crown of his hat to the brim, and terminated in a black bunch, from which the imagination shrunk discomfited and the reason revolted.
Medlock looked rather discomfited by her apparent indifference, but, after taking a breath, she went on.
As we had arranged to say nothing at first, my aunt was not a little discomfited.
Rebecca, in those lists shalt thou produce thy champion; and if thou failest to do so, or if thy champion shall be discomfited by the judgment of God, thou shalt then die the death of a sorceress, according to doom.
The fall of the Sheriff discomfited his followers for the moment, and Robin's men took this chance to speed on up the hill.
Now he leaped up and down within the safety of his own tree, screaming taunts and boasts at the discomfited Numa, while the boy, torn and bleeding, sought some position in his thorny retreat in which he might find the least agony.
soliloquized the discomfited Tom, as he wiped the perspiration from his face--"Where the d l does he think I am to find the $50,000 he wants, unless he first gives them to me?