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discomfiture


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discomfiture  \Dis*com"fi*ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [OF.  desconfiture 
  F.  d['e]confiture.  See  {Discomfort},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  {Comfiture}.] 
  The  act  of  discomfiting,  or  the  state  of  being  discomfited; 
  rout;  overthrow;  defeat;  frustration;  confusion  and 
  dejection. 
 
  Every  man's  sword  was  against  his  fellow,  and  there  was 
  a  very  great  discomfiture.  --1  Sam.  xiv. 
  20. 
 
  A  hope  destined  to  end  .  .  .  in  discomfiture  and 
  disgrace.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discomfiture 
  n  1:  anxious  embarrassment  [syn:  {discomposure},  {disconcertion}, 
  {disconcertment}] 
  2:  a  defeat  in  battle  [syn:  {rout},  {discomfit}] 




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