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>To put into a state of perplexity and embarrassment
>The state of being confused, embarrassed, or upset (Mostly when used as noun – discomfiture)

There is one major difference between discomfit and discomfort, though, discomfit is used almost exclusively as a verb, while discomfort is much more commonly used as a noun than a verb.

The words bearing similar meanings are

Embarass implies some influence that impedes thought, speech, or action
Rattle implies an agitation that impairs thought and judgment.
Disconcert implies something which disturb composure or to throw into confusion
Abash implies something that destroy the self-possession or self-confidence
Discombobulate implies something to cause to be in a state of confusion / upset / disorient


>Constant interruptions discomfited her in her attempt to finish the speech, and she finally gave up
>He was discomfited by the awkward situation created by an unexpected event
>She blushed and lowered her eyes in evident discomfiture

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