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Pronunciation:  dis'kumfichur

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

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

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

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