Discomfiting
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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