discomfit


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Related to discomfit: deject, inculcate, elicits

discomfit

thwart; confuse; frustrate; disconcert
Not to be confused with:
discomfort – physical or mental distress

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 ?
He felt that he had penetrated more deeply than ever before into this intricate affair, and that he had originated a leading idea--he could say it without self-flattery--calculated to clear up the whole business, to strengthen him in his official career, to discomfit his enemies, and thereby to be of the greatest benefit to the government.
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. Fortunately, the speech was now at an end; the king drank the wine which was presented to him, and then every one resumed the progress through the city.
"About George?" 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. She darted a hopeful glance at me, when I said
``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.