discomfiture

Part of speech: noun

Defeat.

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Usage examples "discomfiture":

  1. He would not go, however, without revealing all to the marquis, and would at once make some provision towards her discomfiture. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.
  2. And then in answer to the American's few words of surprise and discomfiture,- Yes, it's quite true that we were open to the public till three years ago. - "The End of Her Honeymoon", Marie Belloc Lowndes.
  3. And they did, to Lady Iniscrone's discomfiture, for she had intended to stay on at the Mall and to keep the staff as it stood till she had supplied its place. - "Mary Gray", Katharine Tynan.