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English verb: discomfit

1. discomfit (emotion) cause to lose one's composure


ExamplesThe performance is likely to discomfit Sue


Synonymsdiscompose, disconcert, untune, upset


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)abash, afflict, anguish, bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate, dissolve, embarrass, enervate, faze, hurt, pain, throw, unnerve, unsettle









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