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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

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serious difficulty or misfortune

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