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The dict-ified word of the day is discomfit

| source : web1913 | Discomfit \Dis*com"fit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discomfited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discomfiting}.] [OF. desconfit, p. p. of desconfire, F. d['e]confire; fr. L. dis- + conficere to make ready, prepare, bring about. See {Comfit}, {Fact}.] 1. To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat. And his proud foes discomfit in victorious field. --Spenser. 2. 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. | source : web1913 | Discomfit \Dis*com"fit\, a. Discomfited; overthrown. [Obs.] | source : web1913 | Discomfit \Dis*com"fit\, n. Rout; overthrow; discomfiture. Such as discomfort as shall quite despoil him. --Milton. | source : wn | discomfit n : a defeat in battle [syn: {rout}, {discomfiture}] v : cause to lose one's composure [syn: {upset}, {discompose}, {untune}, {disconcert}]

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