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discomfit

dis·com·fit / disˈkəmfit/ • v. (-fit·ed , -fit·ing ) [tr.] (usu. be discomfited) make (someone) feel uneasy or embarrassed: he was not noticeably discomfited by her tone. DERIVATIVES: dis·com·fi·ture / disˈkəmfiˌchoŏr/ n.

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discomfit

discomfit defeat utterly; thwart, disconcert. XIV. ME. disconfite, based on pp. disconfit (XIII) — OF. desconfit, pp. of desconfire (mod. déconfire):- Rom. *desconficere, f. des- DIS- 2 + L. conficere put together, complete.
So discomfiture XIV.

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