What does discomfiture mean?

discomfiture meaning in General Dictionary

The work of discomfiting or even the condition of being discomfited rout overthrow beat frustration confusion and dejection

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  • nervous shame
  • The work of discomfiting, and/or state to be discomfited; rout; overthrow; beat; disappointment; confusion and dejection.

discomfiture meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., from Old French desconfiture "rout, beat" (12c.; Modern French d


discomfiture meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) The work of discomfiting, and/or state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; disappointment; confusion and dejection.


Sentence Examples with the word discomfiture

The first effect of Zeno's teaching was to complete the discomfiture of philosophy.

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