A feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness: much to the discomfiture of the organisers
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- This will spare you the discomfiture of having to discuss the realities of sex before your daughter is intellectually and emotionally ready to understand.
- Football brings good days and bad days, days when your heart sings with the disbelief of achieving what seemed impossible and days when your ears ring with the discomfiture of loss.
- The second most important person in the country had not yet fully recovered from the electoral shock, but his discomfiture at the party was made worse by his visible loneliness.
embarrassment, unease, uneasiness, awkwardness, discomfort, discomposure, abashment, confusion, agitation, nervousness, flusteredness, disorientation, perturbation, distress; chagrin, mortification, shame, humiliation