Search Result for "discomfited":
1. people who are defeated;
- Example: "the Romans had no pity for the defeated"
[syn: defeated, discomfited]
1. disappointingly unsuccessful;
- Example: "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"
- Example: "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"
- Example: "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"
- Example: "his best efforts were thwarted"
[syn: defeated, disappointed, discomfited, foiled, frustrated, thwarted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
discomfited \discomfited\ n. pl. people who are defeated. Syn: defeated. [WordNet 1.5]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] And his proud foes discomfit in victorious field. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk? to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert. [1913 Webster] Well, go with me and be not so discomfited. --Shak. Syn: To defeat; overthrow; overpower; vanquish; conquer; baffle; frustrate; confound; discourage. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
discomfited \discomfited\ discomfitted \discomfitted\adj. 1. thwarted; -- used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement. Syn: baffled, balked, discouraged, frustrated, disconcerted. [WordNet 1.5] 2. same as discombobulated. Syn: discombobulated. [WordNet 1.5]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
98 Moby Thesaurus words for "discomfited": abashed, afflicted, agitated, all up with, amiss, askew, awry, beat, beaten, beset, bested, bothered, cast down, chagrined, chapfallen, cockeyed, confounded, confused, convulsed, defeated, deranged, disarranged, discomforted, discomposed, disconcerted, dislocated, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, done for, done in, down, embarrassed, fallen, fixed, floored, haywire, hors de combat, hung up, ill at ease, in disorder, lambasted, lathered, licked, misplaced, mortified, on the fritz, on the skids, out of countenance, out of gear, out of joint, out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order, out of place, out of tune, out of whack, outdone, overborne, overcome, overmastered, overmatched, overpowered, overridden, overthrown, overturned, overwhelmed, panicked, perturbed, put to rout, put-out, put-upon, roily, routed, ruined, scattered, settled, shuffled, silenced, skinned, skinned alive, stampeded, trimmed, troubled, trounced, turbid, turbulent, uncomfortable, undone, uneasy, unsettled, upset, whelmed, whipped, worsted