Complete Definition of "discomfit"

English

Etymology
< Old French desconfit, past participle of desconfire "to undo", "to destroy" < des-, "completely" (< Latin dis-#Latin|dis-) + confire "to make", "to accomplish" < Latin conficere "to finish up", "to destroy" < com-#Latin|com- "with", "together" + facere "to make", "to do".

Verb
en-verb

  1. To defeat completely; to rout.
  2. To defeat the plans or hopes of; to frustrate.

#:The enemy was discomfited by our sudden attack from ambush. Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. -- Exodus, 17:13

  1. To embarrass greatly; to confuse.

Synonyms
(1) overthrow, vanquish
(2) foil
(3) abash, disconcert

Translations

trans-top|to embarrass greatly (3)
French: déconfire
trans-mid
trans-bottom

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