Discomfiture

Definition of Discomfiture

Dis`com´fi`ture
n.1.The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection.
Every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.
- 1 Sam. xiv. 20.
A hope destined to end . . . in discomfiture and disgrace.
- Macaulay.

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