Discomfiture

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Discomfiture Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    discomfiture n : anxious embarrassment [syn: discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment]
Discomfiture Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Discomfiture \Dis*com"fi*ture\ (?; 135), n. [OF. desconfiture, F. d['e]confiture. See Discomfort, v. t., and cf. Comfiture.] The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection. Every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture. --1 Sam. xiv. 20. A hope destined to end . . . in discomfiture and disgrace. --Macaulay.
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