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.
Origin of discomfit
- Middle English discomfiten from Old French desconfit past participle of desconfire, descumfire to defeat des- dis- confire to make (from Latin cōnficere to prepare comfit)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French desconfit, past participle of desconfire (“to undo, to destroy”), from des- (“completely”), from Latin dis- + confire (“to make”), from Latin conficio (“to finish up, to destroy”), from com- (“with, together”) + facio (“to do, to make”).
- Later sense of “to embarrass, to disconcert” due to confusion with unrelated discomfort.