Definition of Discomfiture

1. Noun. Anxious embarrassment.




Definition of Discomfiture

1. n. The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection.

Definition of Discomfiture

1. Noun. A feeling of frustration, disappointment, perplexity or embarrassment. ¹

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Definition of Discomfiture

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discomfiture

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discombobulate
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discomfiture (current term)
discomfitures
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discommendation
discommended
discommender

Literary usage of Discomfiture

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1. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant (1998)
"... PROMOTIONS RECOMMENDED - discomfiture OF THE ENEMY - WELL'S ATTACK - REDUCING THE ARTILLERY. IN the reconnaissance made by Mott on the 11th, ..."

2. Lancaster and York: A Century of English History (A.D. 1399-1485) by James Henry Ramsay (1892)
"discomfiture of the Commons. ever been more reluctant to grant Fifteenths than the clergy had been to grant Tenths; he asked what had become of the revenues ..."

3. The Greeks and the Persians by George William Cox (1886)
"This discomfiture of their enemy seemed to inspire fresh strength into the Athenians, who won a series of victories over the ..."

4. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1890)
"MUTUAL discomfiture. T must not be supposed that I was altogether so thick-headed as Jeremy would have made me out. But it is part of my character that I ..."

5. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1900)
"Nay, said Launcelot and the other, for once shamed may never be recovered. CHAPTER VIII How a senator told to Lucius of their discomfiture, ana also of the ..."

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