transitive verb/verbo transitivo[formal]
- 1.1 (disconcert) desconcertar* I was discomfited to hear that … me desconcertó enterarme de que …More example sentences1.2 [hopes] frustrar; [plans] desbaratar
- 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.
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Guernica is a Basque town destroyed by German bombers fighting on the Nationalist side in the Spanish Civil War in April 1937.