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Definition of "discomfiture" []

  • Frustration or disappointment. (noun)
  • Lack of ease; perplexity and embarrassment. (noun)
  • Archaic Defeat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discomfiture" in a sentence
  • "I'm trying not to enjoy it, but the National Post's discomfiture is something to behold."
  • "Sir, if this be a sample of that discomfiture with which the honorable gentleman threatened me, commend me to the word discomfiture for the rest of my life."
  • "The devil, realising that he had been fooled, disappeared in an awe-inspiring cloud of smoke and sulphur fumes; but the bridge remained, and its name to this day recalls the discomfiture of his evil plans."