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discomfiture

[ dis-kuhm-fi-cher ]
/ dɪsˈkʌm fɪ tʃər /
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noun
the state of being disconcerted; confusion; embarrassment.
frustration of hopes or plans.
Archaic. defeat in battle; rout.

OTHER WORDS FOR discomfiture

1 abashment, awkwardness.
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Origin of discomfiture

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English desconfiture, from Anglo-French: “defeat”; see discomfit, -ure
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