Dis*com"fit (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomfited; p. pr. & vb. n. Discomfiting.] [OF. desconfit, p. p. of desconfire, F. d'econfire; fr. L. dis- + conficere to make ready, prepare, bring about. See Comfit, Fact.]


To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat.

And his proud foes discomfit in victorious field. Spenser.


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.


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Dis*com"fit, a.

Discomfited; overthrown.



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Dis*com"fit, n.

Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.

Such as discomfort as shall quite despoil him. Milton.


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