Dis*com"fi*ture (?; 135), n. [OF. desconfiture, F. d'econfiture. 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.


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