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plentiful, as it can spare so great a sum toxen 3. To distinguish. ther.
to discern such buds as are fit to produce 2. Sum spent.
blossoms, from such as will display themselves DISBU'RSER. 12. S. [from disburse.] One
but in leaves, is no difficult matter. Boyle. that disburses.
4. To make the difference between. DISCA'LCEATED. adj. (discalceatus,
They follow virtue for reward to-day;
To-morrow vice, if she give better pay; Latin.] Stripped of shoes.
We are so good, or bad, just at a price; DISCALCE A'TION. n. s. [from discalce
For nothing else discerns the virtue or vice. ated.] The act of pulling off the shoes.
Ben Yorson. The custom of discalceation, or putting off TO DISCEʻRN. v. n. their shoes, at meals, is conceived to have been
1. To make distinction. done, as by that means keeping their beds clean.
Great part of the country was abandoned to Brown's Vulgar Errours.
the spoils of the soldiers, who not troubling To DISCA'NDY. V. n. (dis and candy. ] themselves to discern between a subject and a To dissolve; to melt. Hanner. rebel, whilst their liberty lasted, made indiffaThe hearts rently profit of both.
Hayward. That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave
The custom of arguing on any side, even Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets against our persuasions, dims the understanding, On blossoming Cæsar.
and makes it by degrees lose the faculty of dise TO DISCAʻRD. v. a. (dis and card.] • cerning between truth and falsehood. Locke. 1. To throw out of the hand such cards 2. To have judicial cognizance. Not in
use. as are useless. 2. To dismiss or eject from service or
It discerneth of forces, frauds, crimes various of
stellionate, and the incohations cowards crimes employment.
capital, not actually perpetrated.
Bacon, These men being certainly jewels to a wise
DISCE'RNER. n. s. [from discern.] man, considering what wonders they were able to perform, yet were discarded by that unworthy
1. Discoverer; he that descries. prince, as not worthy the holding,
'Twas said they saw but one; and no disTheir captains, if they list, discard whom they please, and send away such as will perhaps will
Durst wag his tongue in censure. Sbakspeare. ingly be rid of that dangerous and hard service, 2. Judge ; one that has the power of dis
Spenser's State of Ireland. tinguishing Should we own that we have a very imperfect He was a great observer and discerner of idea of substance, would it not be hard to charge men's natures and humours, and was very dexus with discarding substance out of the world? terous in compliance, where he found it useful. Locke.
Clarendon, Justice discards. party, friendship, kindred, and How unequal discerners of truth they are, and is always therefore represented as blind.
easily exposed unto errour, will appear by their
Addison's Guardian. unqualified intellectuals. Brown's Vúl. Err. They blame the favourites, and think it no- DisCE'RNIBLE. adj.
[from discern.) thing extraordinary that the queen should be at an end of her patience, and resolve to discard
Discoverable ; perceptible; distinguish.
able ; apparent. them.'
It is indeed a sin of so gross, so formidable a who neither expect nor desire more than a quiet
bulk, that there needs no help of opticks to life, should be charged with endeavouring to in
render it discernible, and therefore I need not fartroduce popery.
ther expatiate on it. Government of the Tongue. DISCA'RNATE. adj. [dis and caro, flesh;
All this is casily discernible by the ordinary discourses of the understanding.
South, scarnato, Ital.] Stripped of flesh. DISCE'RNIBLENESS, n. s. [from discer
'Tis better to own a judgment, though but with a curta suppellex of coherent notions; than
nible.) Visibleness. a memory like a sepulchre, furnished with a load
Disce'RNIBLY, adv. (from discernible.] of broken and discarnate bones. Glanville.
Perceptibly; apparently, To DISCA'SE. v.a. [dis and case.] To
Consider what doctrines are infused discernibly strip; to undress.
among christians, most apt to obstruct or inter, Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell:
rupt the christian life.
Hammond, I will discase me, and myself present. Sbaksp.
DISCERNING. part. adj. [from dištern.] To DISCE’RN. v. a. (discerno, Latin.]
This hath been maintained not only by warm 1. To descry; to see; to discover.
enthusiasts, but by cooler and more discerning And behold among the simple ones, I dis- heads.
Atterbury. cerned among the youths a young man void of Disce'RNINGLY. adv. [from discerning.) understanding.
Proverbs. 2. To judge; to have knowledge of by
Judiciously; rationally; acutely.
These two errours Ovid has most discerningly comparison.
Garth. What doth better become wisdom than to dis- Disce'RNMENT. n. s. [from discern.] cern what is worthy the loving. Sidney. Judgment; power of distinguishing,
Does any here know me? This is not Lear: A reader that wants discernment, loves and Does Lear walk thus, speak thus ? Where are admires the characters and actions of men in a
his eyes? Either his motion weakens, or his disccrrings
wrong place. Are lethargied.
TO DISCEʻRP, v. a. (discerpo, Lat.] TO You should be xul'd and led
tear in pieces; to break; to destroy by By some discretion, that discerns your state
separation of its parts.
Dict. Better than you yourself, Shakip. King Lear, DISCERPTIBLE, adj, (from discerp.)
Freeholder. though but
sumie 3. To distinguish. i Iriarde To discern such buds as are fit to present
blossoms, from such as will display themelos ru.) One
but in leaves, is no difficult matter. Berita
4. To make the difference between. Escaleatus,
Thev follow virtue for reward to-das;
To-morrow vice, if she give better pas; 7 discalce.
We are so good, or bad, just at a price;
For nothing else discerns the virtue or rice. the shoes.
Be jokes rutting off To DISCEʻry. V. n. have been
1. To make distinction. sreds clean.
Great part of the country was abandoned 'n 3r Errours.
the spoils of the soldiers, who not troubling od candly. ] themselves to discern between a subject and Hanmer.
rebel, whilse their liberty lasted, made india rently profit of both.
Harper rl gave
The custom of arguing on any side, oh
against our persuasions, dims the understanding Slzkspeare. and makes it by degrees lose the facuks of a
Lat. card.] cerning between truth and falsehood. such cards 2. To have judicial cognizance. Not a service or
It disceractb of forces, frauds, crimes priori stellionate, ard the incohations :owards des capital, not actually perpetrated.
Baca eis to a wise Discerner. n. š. (from discern.) vP were able
1. Discoverer; he that descries. Kunwerthy
'Twas said they saw but one; and no lo i when they Durst wag his tongue in censure.
Shelte td service,
2. Judge; one that has the power et di. of Iriard. tinguishing
He was a great observer and disuna i ard to charge men's natures and humours, and was very det the world? terous in compliance, where
Locke. kindred, and How unequal discerners of truth they are, a? Eind.
easily exposed unto errour, will appear b3 i's Guardian. unqualified intellectuals. think it no
Discernible. adj. [from disera Siould be at Discoverable; perceptible; distinguist
able ; apparent. Serift. urtel party,
bulk, that there needs no help of opted as chan a quiet Swift.
discourses of the understanding. lesh.
DiscE'RNIBLENESS. n. s. [from dista
Frangible; separable ; liable to be live of his duty, there would be no place left for the
coinmon offices of society. L'Estrange. stroyed by the disunion of its parts.
When they have taken a degree, and are conWhat is most dense, and least porous, will be
sequently grown a burden to their friends, who most coherent and least discerptible, Glanville.
now think themselves fully discharged, they get Matter is moveable, this immoveable; matter
into orders as soon as they can. Swift. discerpsible , this indiscerptible.
More. DISCERPTIBILITY, 'x.s. [from discerp- 9. To clear from an accusation or crime; tible] Liableness to be destroyed by
to absolve: with of. disunion of parts.
They wanted not reasons to be discharged of
all blame, who are confessed to have no great DISCERPTION, n. s. [from discerp.] The
fault, even by their very word and testimony, act of pulling to pieces, or destroying in whese eyes no ftult of ours hath ever hitherto by disuniting the parts.
been esteemed to be small. To DISCHARGE, v. a. (décharger, . They are imprudent enough to discharge themFrench.
selves of this blunder, by laying the contradiction at Virzil's door.
Drydcha 1. To disburden; to exonerate; to free
10. To perform ; to execute. froin any load or inconvenience.
Had I a hundred tongues, a wit so large How rich in humble poverty is he,
As could their hundred othces discharge. Who leads a quiet country life;
Dryden's Fables. Disebargid of business, void of strife! Dryden. 11. To put away; to obliterate; to de2. To unload; to discinbark. I will convey them by sea in floats, unto the
stroy. place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause
It is done by little and little, and with many them to be disebargesta
Bacon's Natural History. 3. To throw off any thing collected or 'Trial would also be made in her bs poisonous accumulated; to give veni to any thing; and purgative, whose ill quality perbaps may be to let fly. It is used of any thing vio- dis barged, or attempered, by setting stronger lent or sudden.
poisons or purgatives by them. Bacon. Mounting his eyes,
12. To divest of any office or employHz did disebarge a horrible oath. Sbakspeare.
ment; to dismiss from service : as, he Infected minds To their death pillows will discharge their secrets.
discharged his steward; the soldier was
discbarged. Sbakspeare's Macheth. Ner were those blust'ring brethren left at
13. To dismiss; to release; to send large,
away from any business or appointment. On seas and shores their fury to discharge.
Discbarge your pow'rs unto their several counDryden's Ovid. ties.
Sbakspeare. Scon may kind heav’n a sure relief provide;
When Cæsar would have discharged the senate, Soon may your sire discharge the vengeance
in regard of a dream of Calphurnia, this man
told him, he hoped he would not dismiss the And all your wrongs the proud oppressors rue.
senatę till his wife had dreamed a better dream. Pope's Odyssey.
Bacon. Disebarge thy shafts; this ready bosom rend.
14. To emit. * To let off
The matter being suppurated, I opened an ingun.
flamed tubercle in the great angle of the left A conceit runneth abroad, that there should be a white powder, which will disebarge a piece
eye, and discharged a well-concocted matter.
Wiseman's Surgery. Bacon. To DiscHA'RGE. V. n. To dismiss itThe galleys also did oftentimes, out of their prows, discharge their great pieces agains: the
self; to break up.
The cloud, if it were oily or fatty, would not K:!les' History: We discharged a pistol, and had the sound
Bacon's Natural History. returned upon us fifty-six times, though the air
DISCHARGE. n. s. [from the verb.]
1. Vent; explosion; emission.
As the heat of all springs is owing to subter.
raneous tire, so wherever there are any extraorSbakspeare.
dinary discharges of this fire, there also are the neighbouring springs hotter than ordinary.
Woodward. 2. Matter vented. Dryden's Juvenal.
Tne hæmorthage boing stopped, the next oco
currence is a thin serous discharge. Sharp commodities will pay for, we contract debts beb 3. Disruption ; evanescence:
Mark the discharge of the little cloud upon glass or gems, or blades of swords, and
shall Locke. see it ever break up first in the skirts, and last in the middle.
Bacon's Natural History: 4. Dismission from an office : as, the go.
vernour solicited his discharge. Slakspeare. 5. Release from an obligation or penalty.
From penalty, becarise from death releas'd
Milton. 6. Absolution from a crime.
The sexi expresses the sound estate of the
e lo discard
It is indeed a sin of so gross, so forma render it discernible, and therefore I ne adresas ther expatiate on it. Government of the Taste
All this is easily discernible by the adu
uring to in
nible.) Visibleness. tions; than Discernibly. adv. [from discereik with a load
Perceptibly; apparently Glanville. 256.) To
Consider what doctrines are infused Asirinë
This hash been maintained not only by set
enthusiasts, but by cooler and more di mana
Judiciously; rationally; acutely.
Sitrey. Judgment; power of distinguishing,
A reader that wants discernment, loses a
admires the characters and actions of menu i
tear in pieces; to break; to destroy bi
separation of its parts.
Death of one person can be paid but once,
Now to the horrors of chat uncouth place
If he had
A grateful mind
Fone man's faule could discharge another man
These two errours Ovid has most din
Indebted and discharg'd.
conscience, not barely by its not accusing, but only perception, phantasy, and memory, com. by its not condemning us; which word imports. mon to most if not all animals, but something properly an acquaintance or discharge of a man of sagacity, providence, and disciplinableness.
Hale. upon some precedent accusation, and a full trial and cognizance of his cause.
Soutb. DISCIPLINA’Rian. adj. [from discipline.] 7. Ransom; price of ransom.
Pertaining to discipline. 0, all my hopes defeated To free him hence! But death, who sets all
What eagerness in disciplinarian uncertain
ties, when the love of God and our neighbour, free,
evangelical unquestionables, are neglected! Hath paid his ransom now and full discharge.
Glanville's Scepsis. Miltor. DisciplINA'RIAN. 1. 6. [disciplina, La3. Performance ; execution.
tin. The obligations of hospitality and protection
1. One who rules or teaches with great are sacred ; nothing can absolve us from the discbarge of those duties.
strictness; one who allows no deviation 9. An acquittance from a debt.
from stated rules. 30. Exemption ; privilege.
2. A follower of the presbyterian sect, so There is no discharge in that war, neither called from their perpetual çlamour shall wickedness deliver those that are given to about discipline. it.
Ecclesiastes. They draw those that dissent into dislike with DISCHARGER. 1. s: [from disckarge.] the state, as puritans, or disciplinarians. 3. He that discharges in any manner.
Sanders. Pax. Eccl. 2. He that fires a gun.'
Di'SCIPLINARY. adj. [disciplina, Latin.] To abate the bombilation of gunpowder, a 1. Pertaining to discipline. way is promised by Porta, by borax and butter, 2. Relating to government. which he says will make it so go off, as scarcely Those canons in behalf of marriage were only to be heard by the discharger.
broci'it. Disci'nct. adj. (discinctus, Latin.] Un
disciplinary, grounded on prudential motives, girded; loosely dressed.
Dict. To Disci'nd. v. a. [discindo, Lasin.]
3. Relating to a regular course of edu
cation. To divide; to cut in pieces.
These are the studius, wherein our noble and We found several concretions so soft, that
gentle youth ought to bestow their time in a we could easily discind them betwixt our tingers. disciplinary way.
DI'SCIPLINE. n. s. [disciplina, Latin.] DISCIPLE. n. s. [discipulus, Latin ] A
1. Education; instruction ; the act of scholar; one that professes to receive
cultivating the mind; the act of forminstructions from another.
ing the manners.
He had charge my discipline to frame,
Spenser. of a few.
King Charles. The commemorating the death of Christ, is
The cold of the northern parts is that which, the professing ourselves the disciples of the cru
without aid of discipline, doth make the bodies hardest, and the courage warmest.
Bacon. cified Saviour; and that engageili us to take up They who want that sense of discipline, hearbis cross and follow him.
Hammond. A young disciple should bchave himself so
ing, are also by consequence deprived of speech.
Holder. well, as to gain the affectiop and the ear of his instructor.
It is by the assistance of the eye and the ear To DiscíPLE. V. a. (from the noun.]
especially, which are called the senses of disci
pline, that our minds are furnished with various 1. To train; to bring up.
parts of knowledge.
Watts. He did look far
2. Rule of government; order ; method Into the service of the time, and was Disciples of the bravest.
government, 2. To punish ; to discipline. This word
They hold, that from the very apostles time
till this present age, wherein yourselves imagine is not in use.
ye have found out a right pattern of sound disa She, bitter penance! with an iron whip cipline, there never was any time safe to be folWas wont him to disciple every day. Spenser. lowed.
Hooker. Disci'PLESHIP. n. s. [from disciple.]
As we are to believe for ever the articles of The state or function of a disciple, or
evangelical doctrine, so the precepts of discipline follower of a master.
we are, in like sort, bound for ever to observe.
Hooker. That to which justification is promised, is the
While we do admire giving up of the whole soul intirely unto Christ,
This virtue and this moral discipline, undertaking discipleship upon Christ's terms. Let's be no stoicks. Hammond's Practical Catechism.
şbakspeare DisciplI'NABLE. ed. (disciplinubilis,
3. Military regulation. .
This opens all your victories in Scotland, Latin ) Capable of instruction; capa- Your discipline in war, wisdom in peace. Shaks. ble of improvement by discipline and
Let crooked steel invade learning.
The lawless troops which discipline disclaim, DISCÍPLI'NABLENESS. ". s. [from dis.
And their superfluous growth with“ rigour tame. ciplinable. Capacity of instruction; 4. A state of subjection.
Dryden. qualification for improvement by edu. The most perfect, who have their passions in cation and discipline.
the best discipline, are yet obliged to be conWe find in animals, especially some of them,
stantly on their guard.
Rogers. as foxes, dogs, apes, horses, and elephants, not 5. Any thing taught; art; science.
en to siastes.
only perception, phantasy, and memory, como mports mon to most if not all animals
, but something a man of sagacity, providence, and disciplinablemers
. ell trial
Hal. Soutb. DISCIPLINA’RIAN. adj. [from discipline.
Pertaining to discipline.
1. What eagerness in disciplinarian uncertaisets all
ties, when the love of God and our neighbour,
. Tilter. DISCIPLINA RIAN. 1.6. (disciplina, La. Cection
tin. he diso
1. One who rules or teaches with great Erang
strictness; one who allows no deviation
from stated rules.
2. A follower of the presbyterian sect, so either
called from their perpetual çlamour
They draw those that dissent into dislike rich
Sanders, Pex, Bite Disciplinary. adj. (disciplina, Latia.] ter, a
1. Pertaining to discipline.
in behalf of marriage were only
3. Relating to a regular course of edu. in.) cation.
These are the studies, wherein cur noble 20. that
gentle youth ought to bestow their time in ?
disciplinary way. Erde.
DISCIPLINE. n. s. [disciplina, Latin.
1. Education; instruction, the act of cive
cultivating the mind; the act of form.
ing the manners. fire
He had charge my discipline to frame, zlect
And tutors nouriture to oversee.
The cold of the northern parts is that which without aid of discipline, doth make the bodies hardest, and the courage warmest.
They who want that sense of discipline, heao
Art may be said to overcome and advance Ha- layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of ture in these mechanical disciplines, which, in the sun discloseth them.
Baton. this respect, are much to be preferred. Wilkins. 3. To reveal ; to tell; to impart what is 6. Punishment; chastisement ; correc- secret. tion.
There may be a reconciliation, except for A lively cobler kicked and spurred while his upbraiding, or pride, or disclosing of secrets, or wife was carrying him, and had scarce passed a a treacherous wound; for from these things day without giving her the discipline of the strap. every friend will depart.
Ecclus. Addison's Spectator.
If I disclose my passion, 7. External mortification.
Our friendship's at an end; if I conceal it, The love of God makes a man chaste without
The world will call me false. Addison's Cato. the laborious arts of fasting and exterior disci- DISCLO'SER. 1. s. [from disclose. ] One pliae ; he reaches at glory without iny
other that reveals or discovers. arms but those o love.
Taylor. DisCLO'sure. n. s. [from disclose.) To Discipline. v. a. '[from the noun.] 1. Discovery; production into view. 1. To educate ; to instruct; to bring up.
The producing of cold is a thing very worthy We are wise enough to begin when they are the inquisition, both for the use, and disclosure very young, and discipline by times, those other of causes.
Bacon. Creatures we would make useful and good for 2. Act of revealing any thing secret. somewhat.
Locke. After so happy a marriage between the king They were with care prepared and disciplined and her daughter, she was, upon a sudden mutafor confirmation, which they could not arrive at bility and disclosure of the king's mind, severely till they were found, upon examination, to have
Bacona made a suficient progress in the knowledge of DiscLU'SION. 1. s. [disclusus, Latin.) Addison on the Christ. Religion.
Emission. 2. To regulate; to keep in order.
Judge what a ridiculous thing it were, that They look to us, as we should judge of an the continued shadow of the earth should be army of well disciplined
soldiers at a distance. broken by sudden miraculous eruptions and Derham's Astro-Theology.
disclusions' of light, to prevent the art of the 3. To punish; to correct; to chastise. lanthorn-maker.
More. 4. To advance by instruction.
DISCOLORA’TION. n. s. [from discolour.) The law appear's imperfect, and but giv'n 1. The act of changing the colour; the With purpose to resign them in full time act of staining. Up to a better covenant, disciplin'd From shadowy types to truth, from Aesh to
2. Change of colour ; stain; die.
In a depravation of the humours from a sound Milton.
state to what the physicians call by a general To DISCLA’IM. v. a. [dis and claim.)
name of a cacochymy, spots and discolorations of To disown; to deny any knowledge
the skin are signs of weak fibres. of; to retract any
union with; to abro To DISCOʻLOUR. v. a. (decoloro, Lat.) gate; to renounce,
To change from the natural hue; to You cowardly rascal! nature disclaims all
stain. share in thee; a taylor made thee. Sbakspeare.
Many a widow's husband groveling lies,
Coldly embracing the discolour'd earth. Sbaksp.
Drink water, either pure, or but discoloured We find our Lord, on all occasions, disclaim
Temple ing all pretensions to a temporal kingdom.
Suspicions, and fantastical surmise, Very few, among those who profess then
And jealousy, with jaundice in her eyes, selves christians, disclaim all concern for their
Discolouring all she view'd.
Dryder souls, disown the authority, or renounce the
He who looks upon the soul through its out
ward actions, sees it through a deceitful medium,
Rogers. which is apt to discolour and pervert the object. Disclaimer. n. s. [from disclaim.]
Spectator. 1. One that disclaims, disowns, or re
Have a care lest some beloved notion, or
some darling science, so prevail over your mind 2. (In law.) A plea containing an ex.
as to discolour all your ideas.
Watts. TO DISCOʻMFIT. v.a. [desconfire, Fr. Cowell. sconfiggere, Ital. as if from disconfigere,
Lat.) To defeat; to con.. ler ; to van3. To uncover ; to produce from a state
quish; to overpower; to subdue ; to
Fight against that monstrous rebel, Cade,
Skalspeare. Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Discomfited, pursued, in the sad chace
Ten tñousand ignominious falt. Philips
While my gallant countrymen are employed Dryden.
in pursuing rebels half discomfited through the consciousness of their guilt, I shall improve
those victories to the good of my fellow subWoodward. jects.
Addison Disco'MFIT. n. s. [liom the verb.] Des
feat; rout; overthrow.
st, is ru
expectations, of the gospel.
press denial or refusal. To Discloʻse. v. a. [discludo, Latin;
dis and close.]
ing, are also by consequence deprived of speech
It is by the assistance of the eye and the exe
parts of knowledge.
They hold, that from the very apostles time till this present age, wherein yourselves imagine ye have found out a right pattern of sound his çipline, there never was any time safe to be file lowed.
As we are to believe for ever the articles of
While we do admire
This opens all your victories in Scotland,
Let crooked steel invade
And their superfluous growth with rigour tapia
The most perfect, who have their passion is
stantly on their guard.
of latitancy to open view.
Then earth and ocean various forms dislosca The shells being broken, struck off, and gone, the stone included in them is thereby disclosed
and set at liberty. 2. To hatch; to open.
k is reported by the ancients, that she ostrich
Fly you must : incurable disco12,5t
s. [from discome Reigns in the hearts of all our present party. mend.] One that discommends; a dis
Shatspcare. Dagon must stoop, and shall ere long receive
praiser. Such a discomfit, as shall quite despoil him
TO DISCOMMO'DE. v. a. [dis and com. Of all these boasted trophies.
mode, Fr.] To put to inconveniente ;
Milton's Agonistes. to molest; to incommode. Disco’MFITURE. 1.5. [froni discomft. ] DISCOMMO'Dious. a.lj. [from discom
Defeat; loss of battle ; rout; ruin ; mode.] Inconvenient; troublesome ; overthrow,
unpleasing: Sad tidings bring I to you out cf France,
So many thousand soldiers, unfit for any laOf loss, of slaughter, and disconfture. Shaksp. bour, or other trade, must either seek service
Behold every man's sword was against his and employment abroad, which may be dangerfellow, and there was a very great discoufilure. ous; or else employ themselves here at home,
1 Samuel What a defeat and discomfiture is it to a man,
which may be distommodious. Spenser on Ireland.
DiscomMO'dity. n. s. [from discomvhen he comes to use this wealth, to find it all false metal. Government of the Tongue.
mode. ] Inconvenience; disadvantage; He sent his angels to fight for his people; and hurt; mischief. the discomfiture and slaughter of great hosts is We speak now of usury, how the discommodi
attributed to their assistance. Atterbury. ties of it may be best avoided, and the commoDisco'MFORT, n. s. [dis and comfort.]
dities retained : or how, in the balance of comUneasiness sorrow; melancholy ;
modities and discommodities, the qualities of
It is better that a ship should be preserved This himself did foresee, and therefore armed
with some discommodity to the sailors, than that,
the sailors being in health, the ship should
TO DISCOMPOʻSE. v. a. [décomposer,
1. To disorder; to unsettle. weakness also.
Soud. The debite upon the self-denying ordnance To DiscoʻMFORT. v.a. [from the noun.] had raised many jualousies, and discomposed the To grieve; to sadden; to deject.
confidence that had formerly been between many
of them. Her champion went away discomforted as
Clarendon much as discomtited.
2. To ruffle ; to disorder. His funeral shall not be in our camp,
Now Betty from her master's bed had flownie Lest it discomfort us.
And softly stole to discompose her own. Swift. Disco'MFORTABLE. adj. [from discom- 3. To disturb the temper; 'to agitate by fort.)
perturbation. s. That is melancholy and refuses com
dear mother: ill in death it shows, fort.
Your peace of mind by rage to discompose. Dryde Discomfortable cousin know'st thou not
4. To oftend, to fret ; to vex. That when the searching eye of Heav’n is hid
Men, who possess all the advantages of life, Behind the globe, it lights the lower world?
are in a state where there are many accidents to Sbakspeare.
disorder and discompose, but few to please them. 1. That causes sadness.
Swift. What! did that help poor Dorus, whose eyes
5. To displace; to discard: Not in use. could carry unto him no other news but discom
Though he was a dark prince, and infinitely fortable !
suspicious, he never put down or discomposed a TO DISCOMME'Nd. v.a. [dis and com
counsellor or near servant.
"Вассл. mend. } To blame; to censure ; to
DiscoMPO'SURE. 1. s. [from discompose, ] mention with disapprobation.
Disorder ; perturbation. Absolutely we cannot discommend, we cannot
He threw himself upon his bed, lamenting absolutely approve, either willingness to live or
with much passion, and with abundance of teats;
and continued in this melancholick discomposure forwardness to die.
ot mind many days. Now you will all be wits; and he, I pray,
Clarendon. And you, that discommend it, mend the play.
To DisCONCERT. v. a. [dis and concert.)
Darbam, 1. To unsettle the mind; to discompose. Neither do I discommend the lofty style in You need not provoke their spirits by out: tragedy, which is naturally pompous and mag- rages: a careless gesture, a word, or a looky is nificent. Dryden. enough to disconiart them.
Collier, DISCOMME'NDABLE, odj. [from discom- 2. To break a scheme; to defeat a ma
mend.] Blamable; censurable ; deserv- chination, ing blame.
DISCONFOʻRMITY. n. s. [dis and comforPusillanimity is, according to Aristotle's mo
mity.) Want of agreement; inconrality, a vice very discommendable. Ayliffe's Par. DI SCOMME'NDABLENESS. n. s. [from
sistency. discommendable] Blamableness ; liable.
Lyes arise from errour and mistake, or malice
and forgery; they consist in the disagreement ness to censure.
and disconformity betwixt the speech and the DISCOMMENDA'TION. n. s. [fron disa conception of the mind, or the coneeption of the "commend.] Blame ; reproach; censure. mind and the things themselves, or the speech
and the things. Tully assigns three motives, whereby, without
Hakewill on Procidentct. many discommendation, a man might be drawn to
DisconGRU'ITY.nisa [dis and congruity. I ibecome an accuser of others. szliffe's Par.