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discomfited adj
1 disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"; "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"; "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"; "his best efforts were thwarted" [syn: defeated, disappointed, foiled, frustrated, thwarted]
2 caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable; "was discomfited by the personal questions"; "the child felt embarrassed by the attention of the adults" [syn: embarrassed] n : people who are defeated; "the Romans had no pity for the defeated" [syn: defeated]

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  1. past of discomfit

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abashed, afflicted, agitated, all up with, amiss, askew, awry, beat, beaten, beset, bested, bothered, cast down, chagrined, chapfallen, cockeyed, confounded, confused, convulsed, defeated, deranged, disarranged, discomforted, discomposed, disconcerted, dislocated, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, done for, done in, down, embarrassed, fallen, fixed, floored, haywire, hors de combat, hung up, ill at ease, in disorder, lambasted, lathered, licked, misplaced, mortified, on the fritz, on the skids, out of countenance, out of gear, out of joint, out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order, out of place, out of tune, out of whack, outdone, overborne, overcome, overmastered, overmatched, overpowered, overridden, overthrown, overturned, overwhelmed, panicked, perturbed, put to rout, put-out, put-upon, roily, routed, ruined, scattered, settled, shuffled, silenced, skinned, skinned alive, stampeded, trimmed, troubled, trounced, turbid, turbulent, uncomfortable, undone, uneasy, unsettled, upset, whelmed, whipped, worsted
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