discomfiture discomfiture

Definition(s):

  • (n) anxious embarrassment

Usage(s):

  1. Some of the world's ancient faiths are having a rebirthoften to the discomfiture of an expanding Christianity.
  2. Togliatti's discomfiture was increased by Socialist Pietro Nenni's air of having known about Stalin all along, and his deploring of Togliatti's anti-Stalin campaign.
  3. But Elizabeth Bowen also introduces a provocative interaction: the world's discomfiture at the hands of the innocent.

News

  • Television’s slurs

    Although I’ve never seen an episode of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” as an Italian-American, I can relate to Linda Stasi’s discomfiture over the program’s reported stereotypes and applaud her impassioned call for action against this less-than-positive display of our culture (“‘Real’ Gross,” July 31). As a...
    on August 4, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. Babangida said: "It is pathetic and utterly painful. Every death brings with it tears and pain and sorrow, of grief and discomfiture. He battled with death like a valiant. He was great in death and graceful in life. He represented our daily struggle...
    on May 5, 2010 By: Ibrahim Babangida Source: THISDAY

  2. Yesterday, Mr Abbott told his party room to resist the temptation to "gloat at the discomfiture of our enemies" and congratulated them on their unity.
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I have mostly forgone the opportunity to celebrate the EDSA revolution publicly. I've long nursed a certain discomfiture at being paraded as an EDSA hero while those who bring me that day to fight the hard battle with us seems to have been...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Juan Ponce Enrile Source: ABS CBN News

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