discomfiture


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Related to discomfiture: bewilderment, albeit, indubitably, propensity

dis·com·fi·ture

 (dĭs-kŭm′fĭ-cho͝or′, -chər)
n.
1. Frustration or disappointment.
2. Lack of ease; perplexity and embarrassment.
3. Defeat.

dis•com•fi•ture

(dɪsˈkʌm fɪ tʃər)

n.
1. disconcertion; confusion; embarrassment.
2. frustration of hopes or plans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discomfiture - anxious embarrassment
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

discomfiture

noun embarrassment, shame, humiliation, confusion, unease, chagrin, demoralization, discomposure, abashment He never found pleasure in another's discomfiture.

discomfiture

noun
Translations
إِرْباك، إِحْراج
rozpaky
forlegenhedforvirring
zavarba ejtés
vandræîi
utanma

discomfiture

[dɪsˈkʌmfɪtʃəʳ] N (frm) → desconcierto m, turbación f

discomfiture

[dɪsˈkʌmfɪtʃər] nembarras m

discomfiture

nUnbehagen nt

discomfiture

[dɪsˈkʌmfɪtʃəʳ] n (liter) → disagio, imbarazzo

discomfit

(disˈkamfit) verb
to embarrass. He realized that his remarks had succeeded in discomfiting her.
disˈcomfiture (-tʃə) noun
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Just then she was both, for it was perfectly evident from the knowing glances exchanged among the gentlemen that her little fiction of `my friend' was considered a good joke, and a laugh, produced by some inaudible remark of the editor, as he closed the door, completed her discomfiture.
The occupation did not offer much freedom for easy gallantry, but no sign of discomfiture or uneasiness was visible in the grateful faces of the young men.
Hindley, enjoying his discomfiture, and gratified to see what a forbidding young blackguard he would be compelled to present himself.
Not to lengthen these particulars, I need only add, that she made a handsome provision for all my possible wants during my month of trial; that Steerforth, to my great disappointment and hers too, did not make his appearance before she went away; that I saw her safely seated in the Dover coach, exulting in the coming discomfiture of the vagrant donkeys, with Janet at her side; and that when the coach was gone, I turned my face to the Adelphi, pondering on the old days when I used to roam about its subterranean arches, and on the happy changes which had brought me to the surface.
Wopsle, with a majestic remembrance of old discomfiture, assented; but not warmly.
Cedric the Saxon, overjoyed at the discomfiture of the Templar, and still more so at the, miscarriage of his two malevolent neighbours, Front-de-B
Jansenius, who hastily moved out of sight, not before a glimpse of his air of grief 174 and discomfiture had given Trefusis a strange twinge, succeeded by a sensation of having been twenty years a widower.
Don Quixote, who was not used to dismount without having the stirrup held, fancying that Sancho had by this time come to hold it for him, threw himself off with a lurch and brought Rocinante's saddle after him, which was no doubt badly girthed, and saddle and he both came to the ground; not without discomfiture to him and abundant curses muttered between his teeth against the unlucky Sancho, who had his foot still in the shackles.
But the fight was not to go easily this day, for the soldiery, smarting from their recent discomfiture at the widow's cottage, and knowing that the eyes of the whole shire were upon them, fought well, and pressed closely after the retreating outlaws.
I drank sherry and Lafitte by the glassful in my discomfiture.
Now, as I dislike him, and hope his railway, his electric telegraph, or his search for baths, will ruin him, I am watching for his discomfiture, which must soon take place.
You can tell him, sir," answered a voice which was the voice of high command in the battle-field, "that he sent against me the only two men capable of getting the better of four men; of fighting man to man, without discomfiture, against the Comte de la Fere and the Chevalier d'Herblay, and of surrendering only to fifty men!