discomfit vs discomfort

discomfit discomfort

Definitions

  • 1) Archaic Discomfiture.
  • 2) Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.
  • 3) Rout; defeat; discomfiture.
  • 4) obsolete Discomfited; overthrown.
  • 5) To defeat the plans or hopes of; to frustrate.
  • 6) archaic To defeat completely; to rout.
  • 7) proscribed To embarrass greatly; to confuse; to perplex; to disconcert.
  • 8) To disconcert; foil; frustrate the plans of; throw into perplexity and dejection.
  • 9) Synonyms Overpower, Rout, etc. See defeat.
  • 10) To foil or thwart in battle; overcome completely in fighting; defeat; rout.
  • 11) To make uneasy or perplexed; disconcert. synonym: embarrass.
  • 12) Archaic To defeat in battle; vanquish.
  • 13) To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat.
  • 14) To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk� to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.

Definitions

  • 1) Mental or bodily distress.
  • 2) Something that disturbs one’s comfort; an annoyance.
  • 3) Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
  • 4) Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow.
  • 5) obsolete Discouragement.
  • 6) Absence of comfort or pleasure; uneasiness; disturbance of peace; pain; grief; sorrow; disquietude.
  • 7) To cause annoyance or distress.
  • 8) To disturb the comfort or happiness of; make uncomfortable or uneasy; pain; grieve; sadden; deject.
  • 9) To make uncomfortable; distress.
  • 10) To discourage; to deject.
  • 11) To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive of quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain.

Examples

  • 1) ‘The overused phrase ‘politically correct’ is usually code for something newish that discomfits the writer.’
  • 2) ‘Tight-lipped, he appeared discomfited by the questions thrown at him, and relied on streams of impenetrable government-speak for his responses.’
  • 3) ‘The poor boy was clearly discomfited, but we can never resist a mystery, so he gulped out an answer.’
  • 4) ‘Actions like these would threaten businesses and discomfit drivers.’
  • 5) ‘Scenes will discomfit you, partly because the dialogue is not quite up to the mark in his quest for black humour.’
  • 6) ‘More often, he uses his talents to discomfit people who deserve it, deflating the pretentious and humbling the arrogant.’
  • 7) ‘For his part, he was coolness and dignity personified and rejected the chance to discomfit his opponent still further by insulting him.’
  • 8) ‘Well, he's just made it clear that you've succeeded in discomfiting him and his crew.’
  • 9) ‘She succeeded in discomfiting him even further.’
  • 10) ‘Her gaze was suddenly penetrating, and it almost discomfited him.’
  • 11) ‘Her green eyes danced with laughter as she discomfited her brother.’
  • 12) ‘It was like a whole different world here; I was suddenly discomfited by my family's humble home.’
  • 13) ‘Beatrice's apology was more gracious, and she was visibly discomfited by her father's manner.’
  • 14) ‘His odd, slightly discomfiting palette-a range of hues informed by but not faithful to the colors of the natural world-contributes to a sense of disequilibrium.’
  • 15) ‘If a politician cannot speak discomfiting truths without being thrown out of office, then we can expect to have more politicians who will tell us comforting lies.’
  • 16) ‘It's a nifty device too, because it reminds you of the show's discomfiting ambiguity.’
  • 17) ‘It has proven itself right time after time. It has discomfited its critics and it has repeatedly astonished even its pessimistically inclined well-wishers, such as myself.’
  • 18) ‘But they are discomfited by the normalcy of it all.’
  • 19) ‘My students were not at all puzzled by this, although they were discomfited that their parents were paying six figures for such an education.’
  • 20) ‘Recently, I've found myself more than a little discomfited by examples of intolerance that seem to be cropping up around me.’

Examples

  • 1) They don't dig in or cause any discomfort and they are adjustable.
  • 2) Most people sail through the test with 80 per cent saying that they felt no pain and at worst mild discomfort.
  • 3) This means that sensory experiences that are not unpleasant or dangerous are experienced as discomfort or pain.
  • 4) They endured danger and discomfort thousands of miles from their loved ones.
  • 5) You should only feel slight discomfort and in some cases be able to extend the stretch.
  • 6) The most notable thing was just how much discomfort and displacement is involved.
  • 7) You feel mild discomfort for about a week.
  • 8) Part of her discomfort was simple pain.
  • 9) Then something tips and discomfort is pain.
  • 10) We therefore decided to suffer the discomfort and wait our turn.
  • 11) We do very much regret the incident and the discomfort caused.
  • 12) And when he got kicked there again he still has a feeling of discomfort.
  • 13) He was in too much discomfort and pain.
  • 14) From the outset the enterprise was fraught with danger and discomfort.
  • 15) Yet in times of stress they feel chest discomfort.
  • 16) Each morning begins with an assessment of how much discomfort she is in.
  • 17) She was given antibiotics and was told to suck ice to ease her discomfort.
  • 18) Thereafter, she was in great discomfort.
  • 19) In time, the scars usually become less obvious and any discomfort should fade away.
  • 20) If you enjoy watching me go through great discomfort for day after agonising day, tune in.
  • 21) THIS is a serious injury that can give real discomfort.
  • 22) We all feel better for doing exercise, yet we seem to forget those sensations and focus on the discomfort and time spent doing it.
  • 23) But as usual, our discomfort is a relative things – we could be in Buffalo!
  • 24) Brendan Donnelly is day-to-day with what he described as discomfort in his left side.
  • 25) The first two graphs of the memo, provided by MSNBC to The Huffington Post, express angst over the idea that the movement could mean "more than just short-term discomfort for Wall Street firms" and has "the potential to have very long-lasting political, policy and financial impacts on the companies in the center of the bullseye."
  • 26) An outgrowth of this discomfort is that it has created many conservatives -- who want do such things as to restrict social funding to various early childhood policy programs -- and use the supposed narrowness of IQ differentials over time, (within the various out-groups measured), to bolster their argument.
  • 27) But they really do work and 5 minutes of discomfort is better than limping around for 3 days or being so sore that you wake yourself up when you roll over in your sleep
  • 28) Doubtless there's truth in that, but it seems more likely that the discomfort is occasioned by West's implication that sexuality is the very foundation of Christianity.
  • 29) Men are better at long-term discomfort and degradation, things like prison and jobs, than we are at extreme, shorter-term bouts of excruciating pain, things like swimming the 'fly for 28 miles, squeezing kids' heads through birth canals, and hangnails.
  • 30) But the discomfort is what keeps it rich and interesting.
  • 31) Some products aim to help with the short-term discomfort of CVS, but none have been tested in large rigorous trials.
  • 32) ‘He was also examined by a police surgeon and his own GP, and said he had suffered pain and discomfort and a slight scratch to his arm.’
  • 33) ‘And apart from altered bowel movement, IBS sufferers also complain about feeling bloated, abdominal pain and discomfort.’
  • 34) ‘See your doctor if you experience blood flecks in your stools, a change in your regular bowel habits, abdominal pain or discomfort lasting two weeks or more, or unexplained weight loss.’
  • 35) ‘It is defined as persistent or recurrent abdominal pain or abdominal discomfort centered in the upper abdomen.’
  • 36) ‘Deep palpation of the right upper abdominal quadrant caused mild discomfort and pain.’
  • 37) ‘Unabsorbed fats may also cause excessive intestinal gas, an abnormally swollen belly, and abdominal pain or discomfort.’
  • 38) ‘Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and discomfort and disturbed bowel habits.’
  • 39) ‘Pain and discomfort may increase, remain at the same level, or decrease as death approaches.’
  • 40) ‘However, no patient complained of chest discomfort or anginal pain during acupuncture stimulation.’
  • 41) ‘Most patients also have epigastric discomfort or dull back pain.’
  • 42) ‘Furthermore, the pain and discomfort suffered by patients is significantly reduced, as is the drain on health service resources.’
  • 43) ‘Massage has only minor adverse effects, including pain and discomfort in some patients.’
  • 44) ‘And yes, there is likely to be tenderness, discomfort and slight swelling, so use an ice pack and stay off your feet for 48 hours.’
  • 45) ‘Most patients came to the hospital because of increasing swelling, discomfort, or pain at the injection site but soon became systemically ill.’
  • 46) ‘Although varicose veins do not generally threaten your health they can be a massive cosmetic concern, not to mention the common symptoms of discomfort, aching, pain and itching.’
  • 47) ‘He has also had to endure shooting pains in different parts of his body, abdominal discomfort, nausea and some irregular heartbeats.’
  • 48) ‘He also experienced some vague abdominal discomfort and complained about significant weight loss.’
  • 49) ‘Some complain of a nonspecific dental discomfort or a pain in the sinus or ear region.’
  • 50) ‘The objective in wound management is to heal the wound in the shortest time possible, with minimal pain, discomfort, and scarring to the patient.’
  • 51) ‘The procedure takes about 15 minutes and the patient experiences no pain or discomfort and is free to go home immediately after the treatment.’
  • 52) ‘He didn't say a word, just hovered somewhere between embarrassment, happiness and discomfort for a while.’
  • 53) ‘We are drawn to his women not by attractive packages but by the humanity of his subjects, by their discomfort or embarrassment, mirth or sadness, the surge of their blood.’
  • 54) ‘While I have the support of my family, the fact that these charges are outstanding has created embarrassment and discomfort for them in our community and in our family.’
  • 55) ‘Not showing any sign of discomfort or worry, I sat down.’
  • 56) ‘Derek paused a moment and shuffled his feet a moment, giving off the vibe of discomfort and perhaps even embarrassment.’
  • 57) ‘Dad greets him with a huge, welcoming smile, displaying no discomfort or embarrassment whatsoever.’
  • 58) ‘Seeing Julia's discomfort and embarrassment, James did what he thought was best at the moment.’
  • 59) ‘There was no sign of discomfort or worry, but there was also no sign of complete peace or happiness either.’
  • 60) ‘It is not unusual for manic patients to run up large debts, or follow a course of action that later causes them intense embarrassment, or discomfort, when they have fully recovered.’
  • 61) ‘Connor's disposition had slowly adapted from one of amusement to one of worry and discomfort.’
  • 62) ‘A lack of close friends and a dearth of broader social contact generally bring the emotional discomfort or distress known as loneliness.’
  • 63) ‘Their genuine discomfort, jealousy, desire, annoyance, and camaraderie are the heart of the film.’
  • 64) ‘We tend to view the impoverished with fear, discomfort, apathy, annoyance, callousness or resentment.’
  • 65) ‘Her fear, discomfort and social ineptitude would rage inside of her during class.’
  • 66) ‘Unconscious guilt is experienced as a vague feeling of discomfort, threat, anxiety or danger, reflected in the film's visual style and in its investigative narrative.’
  • 67) ‘Back in the engineering lab, things had calmed down a bit, but the feeling of discomfort and uneasiness hadn't escaped the atmosphere.’
  • 68) ‘A feeling of discomfort and fear crawled to her heart and mind.’
  • 69) ‘Some students were able to process their feelings of discomfort and apprehension during their presentations.’
  • 70) ‘Instead, he finds himself helpless in this situation, experiencing a great deal of confusion, sadness, discomfort, and disturbance.’
  • 71) ‘This may exacerbate feelings of anxiety or discomfort and shy behaviour.’
  • 72) ‘My sister spent several months there - and like everyone I've met who's ever been to the place, fell totally in love with it, despite its many ghastly discomforts and problems.’
  • 73) ‘As if by magic all the man's discomforts disappeared in a couple of days: his head was refreshed and his eyes became bright.’
  • 74) ‘Needless to say we're keeping all these environmental hazards and discomforts in mind and we'll be very, very careful to select our next house accordingly.’
  • 75) ‘Their playing is willfully steeped in the discomforts of danger and exploration, and their inventions all the more stunning for their studied adversity.’
  • 76) ‘But for people who feel marginalized, the opportunity to insert their voice may be worth whatever risks or discomforts.’
  • 77) ‘But he shared his men's perils and discomforts, and he was loved by them in turn.’
  • 78) ‘Minor discomforts start long trains of thought.’
  • 79) ‘The collection explores a wide range of themes, the main ones being leaving and arriving, the discomforts of teenage years, and the beauty and agony of love relationships.’
  • 80) ‘People in this group tend to be highly culturally aware and sensitive to the discomforts of ‘post-modernists’.’
  • 81) ‘My interviewer couldn't see past the potential discomforts of walking up and down mountain slopes carrying a heavy pack containing all my camping gear.’
  • 82) ‘The status of a happening city comes with its own discomforts.’
  • 83) ‘Amid the discomforts of his passage the author reflects on or trawls his past, his sorrows and betrayals, his experience as a wartime evacuee.’
  • 84) ‘This is the image I fostered on the flight over, trying desperately to take my mind off the discomforts of the long journey.’
  • 85) ‘Yet what small discomforts are those compared to this woman's situation.’
  • 86) ‘These emphasise convenience and comfort, allowing car users to seal themselves off from outside discomforts.’
  • 87) ‘But physical discomforts during the third trimester, such as heartburn, leg cramps, fetal movement, shortness of breath and sinus congestion, can again interfere with sleep.’
  • 88) ‘Some of the common discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness will be most pronounced during these early weeks.’
  • 89) ‘Generally, in culture these discomforts, stimulations, are blocked out; they are not speakable, packageable, or they are disruptive.’
  • 90) ‘The sun was scorching his bare back and his thighs were beginning to ache from the friction of the horse's saddle-free back, but he ignored the discomforts.’
  • 91) ‘Nutritional measures can help manage discomforts.’
  • 92) ‘I like to see new things, though they often discomfort me.’
  • 93) ‘That's because there's something in the nature of live art that has the potential to discomfort us like no other form can.’
  • 94) ‘Although I was trained, I was quite discomforted by the new arrangement.’
  • 95) ‘But he was discomforted with that saying, and went away mourning, for he had great possessions.’
  • 96) ‘She was obviously discomforted by the idea of public performance, and yet she was smiling.’
  • 97) ‘Normally when he was discomforted he made it known if only to unload some of it onto someone else.’
  • 98) ‘The episode would have discomforted anybody, let alone a writer whose public image is integral to his marketing.’
  • 99) ‘With these and other half-truisms did he discomfort the parents.’
  • 100) ‘The story has a slightly harder tone than the first, but there is nothing on display that will discomfort anyone of any age.’
  • 101) ‘He had behaved impeccably so far, had shown no sign of ill character, so why did his very presence discomfort her?’
  • 102) ‘I found nothing to wound me in that research, nothing that discomforted me.’
  • 103) ‘If this salvation story is authentic, it must challenge and discomfort us at each new point in history.’
  • 104) ‘The town, and county, already hit by shortage due to World War II, now were further discomforted by dwindling butter stocks.’
  • 105) ‘This has been a strike which has discomforted everyone, in addition to the biting cold season being experienced.’
  • 106) ‘His religious conversion discomforted some of the critics who hailed his early novels.’
  • 107) ‘This claim will discomfort many an actuary or mathematician.’
  • 108) ‘Remember we grew up together, I know my enemies well enough to know what discomforts them.’
  • 109) ‘She lets go of my arms, discomforted by the comment.’
  • 110) ‘It survived, but was none the less discomforted by it.’
  • 111) ‘Perhaps discomforted by these challenges, contemporary critics disparaged the painting.’
  • 112) ‘It's just before the point when the pain turns from discomforting to agonising that he lets go of my hand.’
  • 113) ‘In patients with significantly discomforting or disabling symptoms that are not controlled with standard measures, specific allergy testing may be warranted.’
  • 114) ‘The most discomforting abdominal pains are the acute and gripping ones.’
  • 115) ‘The standard medical treatment is to spend a day or two in bed and take soluble aspirin to alleviate the minor discomforting symptoms.’
  • 116) ‘You would think needles might be discomforting, but these are very thin needles.’
  • 117) ‘The patient is not discomforted by this and even may not be aware of it.’
  • 118) ‘There is disclosed a composition and method for reducing or alleviating the discomforting symptoms associate with menstruation, particularly menstrual pain.’
  • 119) ‘If you have sensitive teeth, you must be very familiar with the severely discomforting pain that goes with it.’
  • 120) ‘You will also be able to manage discomforting pain as labor advances.’
  • 121) ‘I have been experiencing really discomforting pain around my ankle and arch when I stand more then 5 minutes.’
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