discomfiture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French desconfiture (rout, defeat); compare French déconfiture.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkʌmfɪtʃə(ɹ)/, /dɪsˈkʊmfɪtʃə/

Noun[edit]

discomfiture (countable and uncountable, plural discomfitures)

  1. A feeling of frustration, disappointment, perplexity or embarrassment.

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