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to cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed

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The discomfiting aspects of this study--the treatment of racialism and of empire--were doubtless discomfiting for the author as well.
This last point, of course, is the real reason for the advances made by the horsemen and the reality of a confident cross-racing body is discomfiting to many who had grown used to ruling a divided industry.
Always one part object, one part projection, Mullican's practice remains among the most intriguing, and discomfiting, today.
We want the Canadian authorities to tell us exactly what the details are -- the thing that is discomfiting is the lack of transparency on this," he told Reuters.
We want the Canadian authorities to tell us exactly what the details are--the thing that is discomfiting is the lack of transparency on this," he told Reuters.
We want the Canadian authorities to tell us exactly what the detail are - - the thing that is discomfiting is the lack of transparency on this issue.
Yet some recent Michigan data raise the discomfiting prospect that the educational attainment of the state's workforce may decline as retiring workers are replaced by the young people who are currently finishing or (in too many cases) not finishing school.
Bardem chills to the bone with a genuinely discomfiting portrayal of an unstoppable angel of death, surveying everyone with dark, soulless eyes.
Some of it makes for discomfiting reading, raising challenging questions about church structures, authority and the role of the laity.
Javier Bardem chills to the bone with a genuinely discomfiting portrayal of an unstoppable angel of death.
Bardem, right, chills to the bone with a genuinely discomfiting portrayal of an unstoppable angel of death, with scintillating turns from Brolin and Jones, the latter tingeing his role with humour as dry as the Texan desert.
VERDICT: Bardem chills to the bone with a genuinely discomfiting portrayal of an unstoppable angel of death, with scintillating turns from Brolin and Jones, the latter tingeing his role with humour almost as dry as the Texan desert
Yet while acknowledging the camera's authorial presence, the viewers, situated in the very eye of the storm, find themselves dragged haphazardly into discomfiting scenarios.
This is discomfiting to those who prefer to believe that every enemy can be appeased with talk, and that every dispute can be settled with a treaty.
Whether she was describing human beings who serve as breeders for superior aliens or telepaths who use others' bodies without their consent, Butler had no qualms about discomfiting the reader as she explored questions of liberty and servitude.