adverb see discomfit I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • discomfit — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French descumfit, past participle of descumfire, from des dis + cumfire to prepare more at comfit Date: 13th century 1. a. archaic to defeat in battle b. to frustrate the plans of ; thwart …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • dis|com|fit|ing|ly — «dihs KUHM fiht ihng lee», adverb. in a discomfiting manner; embarrassingly: »By discomfitingly small margins, the measure squeaked through Congress (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

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