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Part of Speech
- The act of discomfiting.
- The state of being discomfited.
- Archaic: Defeat in battle; rout.
This word was first used in the 14th century, as meaning to find discomfiting. From the Middle English, from Anglo-French descumfit, past participle of descumfire, from des- or dis- and cumfire to prepare.
abashment, embarrassment, fluster
Usage and Examples
Here are a couple of examples:
- Jack enjoyed their discomfiture, and was secure in his safety.
- Leo laughed at his discomfiture even as Brenden hung his head in shame.