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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  And  his  proud  foes  discomfit  in  victorious  field. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discomfit  \Dis*com"fit\,  a. 
  Discomfited;  overthrown.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discomfit  \Dis*com"fit\,  n. 
  Rout;  overthrow;  discomfiture. 
 
  Such  as  discomfort  as  shall  quite  despoil  him 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discomfit 
  n  :  a  defeat  in  battle  [syn:  {rout},  {discomfiture}] 
  v  :  cause  to  lose  one's  composure  [syn:  {upset},  {discompose},  {untune}, 
  {disconcert}] 




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