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May 10th, 2018

Word of the Day 05/10/18 Discomfit

Discomfit (verb)
dis·com·fit [dis-kuhm-fit]
(previously 04-04-13)

verb (used with object)
1. to confuse and deject; disconcert: to be discomfited by a question.
2. to frustrate the plans of; thwart; foil.
3. Archaic. to defeat utterly; rout: The army was discomfited in every battle.

noun
4. Archaic. rout; defeat.

Can be confused: discomfort.

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1. discompose, embarrass, disturb.


Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French descunfit, Old French desconfit, past participle of desconfire, equivalent to des- dis- + confire to make, accomplish < Latin conficere; see confect

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