verb (discomfits, discomfiting, discomfited)[with object]
Make (someone) feel uneasy or embarrassed: he was not noticeably discomfited by her tone
More 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.
embarrass, make uncomfortable, make uneasy, abash, disconcert, nonplus, discompose, discomfort, take aback, unsettle, unnerve, put someone off their stroke, ruffle, confuse, fluster, agitate, disorientate, upset, disturb, perturb, distress;
informal faze, rattle, discombobulate, set someone back on their heels, make someone laugh on the other side of their face
North American informal make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth