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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

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
References in classic literature ?
May thy grandest adventures Discomfitures prove, May thy joys be all dreams, And forgotten thy love.