discomfiture

  • 1 Discomfiture — Dis*com fi*ture (?; 135), n. [OF. desconfiture, F. d[ e]confiture. See {Discomfort}, v. t., and cf. {Comfiture}.] The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 discomfiture — index confusion (ambiguity), disturbance, embarrassment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 discomfiture — mid 14c., from O.Fr. desconfiture rout, defeat (12c.; Mod.Fr. déconfiture), from desconfit (see DISCOMFIT (Cf. discomfit)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 discomfiture — [n] embarrassment, frustration abashment, agitation, beating, chagrin, comedown, confusion, conquest, defeasance, defeat, demoralization, descent, disappointment, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment, disquiet, failure, humiliation,… …

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  • 5 discomfiture — [dis kum′fi chər] n. [ME < OFr desconfiture] a discomfiting or being discomfited; frustration, confusion, etc …

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  • 6 discomfiture — See discomfort, discomfit, discomfiture …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 7 discomfiture — [[t]dɪskʌ̱mfɪtʃə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Discomfiture is a feeling of slight embarrassment or confusion. [WRITTEN] Syn: unease …

    English dictionary

  • 8 discomfiture — noun I admit we were somewhat amused by his discomfiture Syn: embarrassment, unease, uneasiness, awkwardness, discomfort, discomposure, abashment, confusion, agitation, nervousness, disorientation, perturbation, distress; chagrin, mortification,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9 discomfiture — discomfit ► VERB (discomfited, discomfiting) ▪ make uneasy or embarrassed. DERIVATIVES discomfiture noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «defeat in battle»: from Old French desconfire, from Latin conficere put together …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 discomfiture — noun Date: 14th century the act of discomfiting ; the state of being discomfited …

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  • 11 discomfiture — /dis kum fi cheuhr/, n. 1. disconcertion; confusion; embarrassment. 2. frustration of hopes or plans. 3. Archaic. defeat in battle; rout. [1300 50; ME desconfiture < AF: defeat. See DISCOMFIT, URE] * * * …

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  • 12 discomfiture — noun A feeling of frustration, disappointment, perplexity or embarrassment …

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  • 13 discomfiture — Synonyms and related words: abashment, agitation, bafflement, balk, balking, beating, befuddlement, betrayed hope, bewilderment, blasted expectation, blighted hope, blow, bother, botheration, buffet, chagrin, chaos, check, checkmate, cloud,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 discomfiture — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Frustration] Syn. disappointment, rout, beating; see defeat 3 , disappointment 1 . 2. [Embarrassment] Syn. chagrin, confusion, humiliation; see confusion 2 , embarrassment 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Self conscious… …

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  • 15 discomfiture — dis|com|fi|ture [ dıs kʌmfıtʃər ] noun uncount LITERARY a feeling of being embarrassed …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 discomfiture — dis com·fi·ture || tʃə n. embarrassment; frustration of plans …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 discomfiture — n. Rout, defeat, overthrow, ruin …

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  • 18 discomfiture — n 1. rout, beating, drubbing, trouncing; defeat, repulse, conquest, vanquishment, overthrow; subjugation, subdual. 2. frustration, rebuff, ruination, undoing, spoiling, miscarriage, abortion; disappointment, failure, non success. 3. confusion,… …

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  • 19 discomfiture — dis·com·fi·ture …

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  • 20 discomfiture — UK [dɪsˈkʌmfɪtʃə(r)] / US [dɪsˈkʌmfɪtʃər] noun [uncountable] literary a feeling of being embarrassed …

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