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discomfit

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈkʌmfət; dɪsˈkʌmfɪt/

Translation of discomfit in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

[formal]
  • 1.1 (disconcert) desconcertar* I was discomfited to hear that … me desconcertó enterarme de que …
    Example sentences
    • The overused phrase ‘politically correct’ is usually code for something newish that discomfits the writer.
    • Tight-lipped, he appeared discomfited by the questions thrown at him, and relied on streams of impenetrable government-speak for his responses.
    • The poor boy was clearly discomfited, but we can never resist a mystery, so he gulped out an answer.
    1.2 [hopes] frustrar; [plans] desbaratar

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