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discomfit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discomfit

  1. 1 to prevent from achieving a goal constant interruptions discomfited her in her attempt to finish the speech, and she finally gave up Synonyms of discomfit baffle, balk, beat, checkmate, frustrate, foil, thwartWords Related to discomfit bar, block, clog, encumber, fetter, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, tie up, trammel; arrest, check, halt, set back, short-circuit, stall, stop; avert, forestall, obviate, preclude, prevent; negate, neutralize, nullify; counteract, offset; conquer, defeat, overcomeNear Antonyms of discomfit abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smoothAntonyms of discomfit advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote

  2. 2 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress he was discomfited by the awkward situation of having his ex-girlfriend meet his current one Synonyms of discomfit abash, confound, confuse, embarrass, disconcert, discountenance, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattleWords Related to discomfit agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, put off, put out, unhinge, unsettle, upset; debase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, queer, shameNear Antonyms of discomfit calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure

Synonym Discussion of discomfit

embarrass, discomfit, abash, disconcert, rattle mean to distress by confusing or confounding. embarrass implies some influence that impedes thought, speech, or action.
    • The question embarrassed her so much she couldn't answer
discomfit implies a hampering or frustrating accompanied by confusion.
    • Hecklers discomfited the speaker
abash presupposes some initial self-confidence that receives a sudden check, producing shyness, shame, or a feeling of inferiority.
    • abashed by her swift and cutting retort
disconcert implies an upsetting of equanimity or assurance producing uncertainty or hesitancy.
    • disconcerted by finding so many in attendance
rattle implies an agitation that impairs thought and judgment.
    • rattled by all the television cameras


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