Discomfit is defined as to cause someone to feel uneasy or embarrassed.(verb)
When you point out to the entire room that your friend has said something foolish, this is an example of when you discomfit your friend.
See discomfit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME discomfiten < OFr desconfit, pp. of desconfire < VL *disconficere < L dis- + conficere: see confect
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transitive verb dis·com·fit·ed, dis·com·fit·ing, dis·com·fits
Origin: Middle English discomfiten
Origin: , from Old French desconfit
Origin: , past participle of desconfire, descumfire, to defeat
Origin: : des-, dis-
Origin: + confire, to make (from Latin cōnficere, to prepare; see comfit). Usage Note: It is true that discomfit originally meant “to defeat, frustrate” and that its newer use meaning “to embarrass, disconcert” probably arose in part through confusion with discomfort. But the newer sense is now the most common use of the verb in all varieties of writing and should be considered entirely standard.
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