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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: desconfit, past participle of desconfire 'to destroy', from confire 'to make'

discomfit

verb
     
dis‧com‧fit [transitive] formal
to make someone feel slightly uncomfortable, annoyed, or embarrassed:
He was discomfited by her silence.
discomfiture noun [uncountable]

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