Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
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Tuesday word: Discomfit

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020

Discomfit (verb)
dis·com·fit [dis-kuhm-fit]


verb (used with object)
1. to confuse and deject; disconcert: to be discomfited by a question.
2. to frustrate the plans of; thwart; foil.
3. Archaic. to defeat utterly; rout: The army was discomfited in every battle.

noun
4. Archaic. rout; defeat.

Can be confused: discomfort.

Synonyms
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1. discompose, embarrass, disturb.

Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French descunfit, Old French desconfit, past participle of desconfire, equivalent to des- dis- + confire to make, accomplish < Latin conficere; see confect

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCOMFIT
It was supposed that the banquet was given to test the duke's popularity and to discomfit the Protestants and exclusionists.
OLD AND NEW LONDON|WALTER THORNBURY

Seeking now for further material with which to discomfit Aubrey he had remembered the volume.
GARGOYLES|BEN HECHT

Queen sends message to L. to come secretly and discomfit knights.
THE LEGEND OF SIR LANCELOT DU LAC|JESSIE L. WESTON

The patriarch and the bishops did not seek to discomfit me by learned arguments or flimsy excuses.
THE THISTLE AND THE CEDAR OF LEBANON|HABEEB RISK ALLAH

It contained a small table and a stove, the latter of diminutive size, but smoky enough to discomfit a host.
AUDUBON AND HIS JOURNALS, VOL. 2|MARIA R. AUDUBON
Tags: d, noun, verb, wordsmith: simplyn2deep
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