discomfited discomfited

Definition(s):

  1. (n) people who are defeated
  2. (adj) disappointingly unsuccessful

Usage(s):

  1. Senate Republicans grew more discomfited by the day.
  2. Anti-death penalty activists are discomfited by anyone who doesn't want their solidarity, much less their legal help.
  3. He had humbled the confident, discomfited the savants and the pollsters, and given a new luster to the old-fashioned virtues of work and dogged courage.

News

  • Police Can Peek at Snapchat’s Vanishing Photos

    A photo opened through Snapchat will vanish from the user’s screen after 30 seconds, a comforting thought for its users. So they might be discomfited to know that an unopened photo can linger on the company’s servers for upwards of 30 days and it might even be shared with the police. Conditions apply, of course. Police can only see an unopened photo with the relevant search warrant. The company ...
    on October 16, 2013     Source: Techland

Quotes

  1. "I'm distressed by the culture wars that are going on in our country. I'm discomfited by the fact that certain constitutional issues that have already been settled are being brought into play again ...... I do believe that in a post-September 11...
    on Mar 28, 2005 By: Ron Silver Source: New York Sun

  2. "There can't be one scope of immunity in the case of a pacifist employer and another scope of immunity in the case of a racist employer and another scope of immunity in the case of someone who is somehow discomfited by transgender people," said...
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Rob Andrews Source: Bay Windows

  3. Diaz, says Francisco Goldman, digs into the macho hang-ups of Latino men the same way Philip Roth took on "the things that most discomfited Jews - savagely and comically and bravely."
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Junot Diaz Source: The Journal News / Lohud.com

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