Definitions for: Discomfit

[v] cause to lose one's composure

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Dis*com"fit, a.
Discomfited; overthrown. [Obs.]

Dis*com"fit, n.
Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.

Such as discomfort as shall quite despoil him.

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

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