- To defeat completely; to rout.
- 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
- To embarrass greatly; to confuse.
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".
- French: déconfire
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