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
References in classic literature ?
Other peasants, having heard of their comrades' discomfiture, came to town bringing rye, oats, and hay, and beat down one another's prices to below what they had been in former days.
And he would let the King know to whom, and for what cause, he was beholden for his defeat and discomfiture.
My dear," said good old Benjamin, after we had thoroughly talked over my discomfiture on our return from the dinner-party, "judging by what you tell me of him, I don't fancy Mr.
The beasts, liberated from the confinement of the hold, wandered about the deck, not a little to the discomfiture of the crew in whose minds there remained a still vivid picture of the savagery of the beasts in conflict with those who had gone to their deaths beneath the fangs and talons which even now seemed itching for the soft flesh of further prey.
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.
He looked at me as he concluded: and the flash of his dark eyes seemed to set my face on fire; greatly to my own discomfiture, for to evince confusion at such a juncture was intolerable.
Before I knew it I had dashed into the double-cave,--the cave where Lop-Ear had first eluded me long years before, and where old Saber-Tooth had come to discomfiture when he pursued the two Folk.
With Rosy held in the clutches of Morpheus for a many-hours deep slumber, and the bloodthirsty parent waiting, armed and forewarned, Ikey felt that his rival was close, indeed, upon discomfiture.
At such moments a great sympathy welled up within me, and I felt shame that I had ever joyed in his discomfiture or pain.
By these means Mr Chuckster was pushed and hustled to the office again, in a most inglorious manner, and arrived in a state of great exhaustion and discomfiture.
At first I took for granted that the words she uttered expressed discomfiture at my arrival; but as she repeated them--I had not caught them clearly--I had the surprise of hearing her say, "Oh, dear, I'm so very glad you've come
Wopsle, with a majestic remembrance of old discomfiture, assented; but not warmly.