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DISCOMFITED

 Dictionary entry overview: What does discomfited mean? 

DISCOMFITED (noun)
  The noun DISCOMFITED has 1 sense:

1. people who are defeated

  Familiarity information: DISCOMFITED used as a noun is very rare.


DISCOMFITED (adjective)
  The adjective DISCOMFITED has 2 senses:

1. disappointingly unsuccessful
2. caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable

  Familiarity information: DISCOMFITED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCOMFITED (noun)


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Meaning:

People who are defeated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

defeated; discomfited

Context example:

the Romans had no pity for the defeated

Hypernyms ("discomfited" is a kind of...):

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)


DISCOMFITED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Disappointingly unsuccessful

Synonyms:

frustrated; foiled; discomfited; disappointed; thwarted; defeated

Context examples:

disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions / their foiled attempt to capture Calais / many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers / his best efforts were thwarted

Similar:

unsuccessful (not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome)


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Meaning:

Caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable

Synonyms:

discomfited; embarrassed

Context examples:

was discomfited by the personal questions / the child felt embarrassed by the attention of the adults

Similar:

uncomfortable (conducive to or feeling mental discomfort)


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