Discomfiture

Dis*com"fi*ture

(?; 135), n. [OF. desconfiture, F. dconfiture. See Discomfort, v. t., and cf. Comfiture.] The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection.
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Every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.
1 Sam. xiv. 20.
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A hope destined to end . . . in discomfiture and disgrace.
Macaulay.
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