Definition of discomfit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

discomfit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they discomfit
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪt//
 
he / she / it discomfits
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪts//
 
past simple discomfited
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪtɪd//
 
past participle discomfited
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪtɪd//
 
-ing form discomfiting
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfɪtɪŋ//
 
Embarrassment
 
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[often passive] discomfit somebody (literary) to make somebody feel confused or embarrassed He was not noticeably discomfited by the request. See related entries: Embarrassment Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘defeat in battle’): from Old French desconfit, past participle of desconfire, based on Latin dis- (expressing reversal) + conficere ‘put together’, from con- ‘together’ + facere ‘make’.
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