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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To confuse or embarrass.
2. To thwart the plans of.
From Old French desconfit (defeated), past participle of desconfire (to defeat), from des- (not) + confire (to make), from Latin facere (to make). Earliest documented use: around 1230.
"Berlusconi accuses politically motivated prosecutors of leaking details of investigations to discomfit him."
Unbalanced Scales; The Economist (London, UK); Oct 8, 2011.
See more usage examples of discomfit in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)
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