from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective thwarted; -- used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement.
  • adjective same as discombobulated.
  • noun plural people who are defeated.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of discomfit.

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  • adjective disappointingly unsuccessful
  • noun people who are defeated


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  • Crossing the campus

    with a 6 by 6 canvas

    in a force 7,

    the art student looks like a

    discomfited Wright brother.

    His large oil depicts

    a seagull in a tweed suit

    boxing with a fox

    who wears muffler and flat cap.

    (An allegory, I think.)

    - Peter Reading, Nips, from Diplopic, 1983

    June 30, 2008