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Word of the Day 09/02/20 Discomfiture

Discomfiture (noun)
discomfiture [ dis-kuhm-fi-cher ]


noun
1. the state of being disconcerted; confusion; embarrassment.
2. frustration of hopes or plans.
3. Archaic. defeat in battle; rout.

WORDS RELATED TO DISCOMFITURE
undoing, humiliation, agitation, conquest, shame, uneasiness, abashment, perturbation, descent, ruin, disquiet, overthrow, beating, demoralization, comedown, chagrin, confusion, unease, failure, discomposure

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Origin: 1300–50; Middle English desconfiture < Anglo-French: defeat. See discomfit, -ure

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCOMFITURE
Recent years have seen an increase in private sector health care, to, inevitably, the relief of some and discomfiture of others.
READING OBAMACARE IN JERUSALEM|YEHUDAH MIRSKY|JULY 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST

What else could have been expected than discomfiture and disgrace?
BEADLE'S DIME BOOK OF PRACTICAL ETIQUETTE FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN|ANONYMOUS

He growled, and for a few moments the others continued to express their enjoyment of his discomfiture.
THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN|GEORGE MACDONALD

I stood abashed; brought to my senses in an instant, and was scarcely able to conceal my discomfiture and confusion.
CONFESSION|W. GILMORE SIMMS

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