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[ UK /dɪskˈɒmfɪt‍ʃɐ/ ]
  1. anxious embarrassment
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How To Use discomfiture In A Sentence

  • Koreish, compelled the Abyssinians to a disgraceful retreat: their discomfiture has been adorned with a miraculous flight of birds, who showered down stones on the heads of the infidels; and the deliverance was long commemorated by the aera of the elephant. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • At such moments a great sympathy welled up within me, and I felt shame that I had ever joyed in his discomfiture or pain. Chapter 13
  • He was clearly taking delight in her discomfiture.
  • At length one of them, whom the others called Caspar, retired, and the earl was left with his son Edward, lord Herbert, the only person in the castle who had gone to neither window nor door to delight himself with the discomfiture of the parliamentary commissioners. St. George and St. Michael
  • Without experiencing discomfiture and setbacks, one can never find truth.
  • How the riff-raff howled at my discomfiture. The Sun
  • There is a thin line between Schadenfreude, which I take to be measured satisfaction in the discomfiture of opponents, and the sin of morose delectation.
  • His discomfiture was the more complete since he felt that his defeat was owing to some mistake in his methods, and not the incorrigibility of his subject. Selected Stories of Bret Harte
  • A certain Chever also performed sundry singular mathematical feats, such as squaring the circle, a problem which he reduced to the single question, _Construere mundum divinae menti analogum_, and showing that the parabola, the only conic section squared by ancient or modern geometers, could never be quadrated, to the eternal discomfiture and discredit of the shade of Archimedes. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859
  • A more clear-sighted perspective on the good in human life and a firmer grasp of how we might work together to attain it seem well worth the discomfiture of reorganizing our professional aims and self-understandings.
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