Discomfit definition

dĭs-kŭmfĭt
To make uneasy or perplexed; disconcert.
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(archaic) To defeat in battle; vanquish.
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Discomfit is defined as to cause someone to feel uneasy or embarrassed.

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.

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(archaic) Discomfiture.
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(archaic) To defeat; overthrow.
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To frustrate the plans or expectations of.
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To make uneasy; disconcert.
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(archaic) To defeat completely; to rout.
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To defeat the plans or hopes of; to frustrate.
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(proscribed) To embarrass greatly; to confuse; to perplex; to disconcert.
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(obsolete) Discomfited; overthrown.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Later sense of “to embarrass, to disconcert” due to confusion with unrelated discomfort.

    From Wiktionary