Discomfited
Discomfit Dis*com"fit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discomfited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discomfiting}.] [OF. desconfit, p. p. of desconfire, F. d['e]confire; fr. L. dis- + conficere to make ready, prepare, bring about. See {Comfit}, {Fact}.] 1. To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat. [1913 Webster]

And his proud foes discomfit in victorious field. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk? to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert. [1913 Webster]

Well, go with me and be not so discomfited. --Shak.

Syn: To defeat; overthrow; overpower; vanquish; conquer; baffle; frustrate; confound; discourage. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • discomfited — discomfitted discomfittedadj. 1. thwarted; used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement. Syn: baffled, balked, discouraged, frustrated, disconcerted. [WordNet 1.5] 2. same as {discombobulated}. Syn: discombobulated. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discomfited — n. pl. people who are defeated. Syn: defeated. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discomfited — Synonyms and related words: abashed, afflicted, agitated, all up with, amiss, askew, awry, beat, beaten, beset, bested, bothered, cast down, chagrined, chapfallen, cockeyed, confounded, confused, convulsed, defeated, deranged, disarranged,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • discomfited — dis·com·fit || dɪs kÊŒmfɪt v. confuse, perplex; frustrate or hinder; thwart …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discomfited — I noun people who are defeated (Freq. 1) the Romans had no pity for the defeated • Syn: ↑defeated • Hypernyms: ↑people II adjective disappointingly unsuccessful …   Useful english dictionary

  • discomfitted — discomfited discomfited discomfitted discomfittedadj. 1. thwarted; used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement. Syn: baffled, balked, discouraged, frustrated, disconcerted. [WordNet 1.5] 2. same as {discombobulated}. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discomfit — [[t]dɪskʌ̱mfɪt[/t]] discomfits, discomfiting, discomfited VERB If you are discomfited by something, it causes you to feel slightly embarrassed or confused. [WRITTEN] [be V ed] He will be particularly discomfited by the minister s dismissal of his …   English dictionary

  • defeated — I noun people who are defeated the Romans had no pity for the defeated • Syn: ↑discomfited • Derivationally related forms: ↑discomfited (for: ↑discomfited) …   Useful english dictionary

  • embarrass — embarrass, discomfit, abash, disconcert, rattle, faze mean to balk by confusing or confounding, but each word is capable of expressing precise and distinctive shades of meaning. Embarrass characteristically implies some influence which impedes… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • discomfit — discomfit, discomfort Discomfit in current English means ‘to thwart the plans of’ (its original meaning) or ‘to embarrass or disconcert’. In its weaker second meaning, in which it occurs most often in the form discomfited, it overlaps with the… …   Modern English usage

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