Synonyms and Antonyms of discomfit
1 to prevent from achieving a goal constant interruptions discomfited her in her attempt to finish the speech, and she finally gave up Synonyms baffle, balk, beat, checkmate, frustrate, foil, thwartRelated Words 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 abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smoothAntonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote
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 abash, confound, confuse, embarrass, disconcert, discountenance, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattleRelated Words 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 calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure
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