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Meaning of DISCOMFIT

Pronunciation:  dis'kumfit

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  cause to lose one's composure

DISCOMFIT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: discompose, disconcert, untune, upset
 See Also: abash, afflict, anguish, arouse, bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate, elicit, embarrass, enervate, enkindle, evoke, faze, fire, hurt, kindle, pain, provoke, raise, throw, unnerve, unsettle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             And his proud foes discomfit in victorious field.
    2. To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk? to throw
       into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.
             Well, go with me and be not so discomfited. --Shak.
    Syn: To defeat; overthrow; overpower; vanquish; conquer;
         baffle; frustrate; confound; discourage.
  2. \Dis*com"fit\, a.
    Discomfited; overthrown. [Obs.]
  3. \Dis*com"fit\, n.
    Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.
          Such as discomfort as shall quite despoil him.
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