Origin of discomfiture
Examples from the Web for discomfiture
Recent years have seen an increase in private sector health care, to, inevitably, the relief of some and discomfiture of others.
What else could have been expected than discomfiture and disgrace?
He growled, and for a few moments the others continued to express their enjoyment of his discomfiture.The Princess and the Goblin|George MacDonald
I stood abashed; brought to my senses in an instant, and was scarcely able to conceal my discomfiture and confusion.Confession|W. Gilmore Simms
mid-14c., from Old French desconfiture "rout, defeat" (12c.; Modern French déconfiture), from desconfit (see discomfit).