One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she kissed Sir John on the cheek, which discomfited him even more’
embarrass, make uncomfortable, make uneasy, abash, disconcert, nonplus, discompose, discomfort, take aback, unsettle, unnerve, put someone off their stroke, ruffle, confuse, fluster, agitate, disorientate, upset, disturb, perturb, distress
informal faze, rattle, discombobulate, set someone back on their heels, make someone laugh on the other side of their face
North American informal make someone laugh out of the other side of their mouth
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