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Meaning of DISCOMFITURE

Pronunciation:  dis'kumfichur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  anxious embarrassment
 

DISCOMFITURE is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment
 
 See Also: anxiety, embarrassment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*com"fi*ture\ (?; 135), n. [OF. desconfiture,
F. d['e]confiture. See {Discomfort}, v. t., and cf.
{Comfiture}.]
The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited;
rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and
dejection.

      Every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was
      a very great discomfiture.               --1 Sam. xiv.
                                               20.

      A hope destined to end . . . in discomfiture and
      disgrace.                                --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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