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synonyms for discomfit

  • demoralize
  • disconcert
  • perplex
  • vex
  • abash
  • annoy
  • baffle
  • balk
  • beat
  • bother
  • checkmate
  • confound
  • discompose
  • discountenance
  • disturb
  • embarrass
  • faze
  • fluster
  • foil
  • irk
  • outwit
  • overcome
  • perturb
  • prevent
  • rattle
  • ruffle
  • thwart
  • trump
  • unsettle
  • upset
  • worry
  • worst
  • take aback
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antonyms for discomfit

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  • comfort
  • soothe
  • abet
  • aid
  • appease
  • assist
  • calm
  • clear up
  • compose
  • delight
  • encourage
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • help
  • lose
  • make happy
  • order
  • please
  • reassure
  • settle
  • support
  • surrender
  • yield
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How to use discomfit in a sentence

But it cannot be said that anything much happened to discomfit the publishing houses of little faith.
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
It contained a small table and a stove, the latter of diminutive size, but smoky enough to discomfit a host.
AUDUBON AND HIS JOURNALS, VOL. 2MARIA R. AUDUBON
Hereupon the proper thing is for something very harsh to break in, and discomfit all the wandering vision of earthly happiness.
CRIPPS, THE CARRIERR. D. (RICHARD DODDRIDGE) BLACKMORE
They acknowledged that on this occasion it was less difficult to kill than to discomfit the soldiers of Chosroes.
RUINS OF ANCIENT CITIES (VOL. II OF II)CHARLES BUCKE
The patriarch and the bishops did not seek to discomfit me by learned arguments or flimsy excuses.
THE THISTLE AND THE CEDAR OF LEBANONHABEEB RISK ALLAH
"The reason is not far to seek," I answered, more to myself than her, as I ran down the stairs to discomfit that old man.
EREMAR. D. BLACKMORE
They were further angered by their failure to discomfit him in argument in the very presence of the multitude.
TRAINING THE TEACHERA. F. SCHAUFFLER
Here he inspired them with new courage and sent them down to discomfit the Philistines.
OUT-OF-DOORS IN THE HOLY LANDHENRY VAN DYKE
Queen sends message to L. to come secretly and discomfit knights.
THE LEGEND OF SIR LANCELOT DU LACJESSIE L. WESTON
Has it been with this view that we have been permitted to discomfit the navies of the whole world?
BORNEO AND THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGOFRANK S. MARRYAT
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WORDS RELATED TO DISCOMFIT

  • abash
  • annoy
  • confuse
  • crush
  • discomfit
  • discompose
  • disconcert
  • disgrace
  • dismay
  • displease
  • disquiet
  • dissatisfy
  • embarrass
  • humiliate
  • irk
  • irritate
  • mortify
  • peeve
  • perturb
  • shame
  • upset
  • vex
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