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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of discomfit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. thwarted; -- used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement.
- adj. same as discombobulated.
- n.pl. people who are defeated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. disappointingly unsuccessful
- n. people who are defeated
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Manuscript, Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia; Edgar Allan Poe explains to John Allan that he was "discomfited" when Allan did not visit him at West Point on the latter's visit to the area.
Smart seems to be alternately discomfited by this fact and resentful of Mrs. Barker's prior and legal claim on the man she loves.
Though I tried not to be too socially inappropriate, I must have discomfited a lot of people.
Their eyes also meet the gaze of the viewer, making him a discomfited witness.
This is the book to lend to your mother, and grandmother, and everyone you know; no one will be offended or discomfited.
I am nevertheless slightly discomfited by news that Erik Prince, the former SEAL officer and founder of Blackwater, is now in the process of assembling a mercenary battalion for the United Arab Emirates.
This discomfited some of the Zuccotti inhabitants, aware of anti-Semitism charges against the movement, so an OWSer in an undershirt and porkpie hat poured coffee down the guy's back, who called out to demand his constitutional rights from a bemused-looking senior NYPD official.
I am a bit embarrassed to admit my unshakeable fondness for the royal family and I'm well aware that any further opinions from me may now be obsolete to some readers, but not remotely discomfited to say that I grieved for Princess Diana.
I swear that she was much amused to find me so discomfited, deriving some unseemly pleasure from my discomfort.
She wielded power shrewdly and easily, making her that rarest of things: a woman who — working from an original script — discomfited the very male precincts of traditional authority.