Confronté Con`fron`té" adjective [ French, past participle confronter .] (Her.) Same as Affronté .
Confronter Con·front"er noun One who confronts.
A confronter in authority.
confronting confronting noun dealing with (a person or problem) directly; taking the bull by the horns.
Syn. -- braving, coping with, grappling, tackling.
[ WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
Confrontment Con·front"ment noun The act of confronting; the state of being face to face.
Confrontment Con·front"ment noun The act of confronting; the state of being face to face.
Confucian Con·fu"cian adjective Of, or relating to, Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and teacher. -- noun A Confucianist.
Confucianism Con·fu"cian·ism noun The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it does not inculcate the worship of any god. S. W. Williams.
Confucianist Con·fu"cian·ist noun A follower of Confucius; a Confucian. S. W. Williams.
Confus Con·fus adjective [ French See Confuse , adjective ] Confused, disturbed. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Confusability Con·fus`a·bil"i·ty noun Capability of being confused.
Confusable Con·fus"a·ble adjective Capable of being confused.
Confuse Con·fuse" adjective [ French confus , Latin confusus , past participle of confundere . See Confound .] Mixed; confounded. [ Obsolete] Baret.
Confuse Con·fuse" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Confused
; present participle & verbal noun Confusing
.] 1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.
A universal hubbub wild 2. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.
Of stunning sounds and voices all confused .
Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse
A life that leads melodious days.
Confused and sadly she at length replied. Syn.
-- To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See Abash
Confusedly Con·fus"ed·ly adverb In a confused manner.
Confusedness Con·fus"ed·ness noun A state of confusion. Norris.
Confusely Con·fuse"ly adverb Confusedly; obscurely. [ Obsolete]
Confusion Con·fu"sion noun
[ French confusion
, Latin confusio
.] 1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.
The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians were liable.
Moody beggars starving for a time 2. The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.
Of pellmell havoc and confusion .
Confusion dwelt in every face 3. Overthrow; defeat; ruin.
And fear in every heart.
Ruin seize thee, ruthless king, 4. One who confuses; a confounder.
Confusion on thy banners wait.
[ Obsolete] Chapmen. Confusion of goods (Law)
, the intermixture of the goods of two or more persons, so that their respective portions can no longer be distinguished. Blackstone. Bouvier.
Confusive Con·fu"sive adjective Confusing; having a tendency to confusion. Bp. Hall.
Confutable Con·fut"a·ble adjective That may be confuted.
A conceit . . . confutable by daily experience.
Confutant Con·fut"ant noun [ Latin confutans , present participle of confutare .] One who undertakes to confute. Milton.
Confutation Con`fu·ta"tion noun [ Latin confutatio : confer French confutation .] The act or process of confuting; refutation. "For the edification of some and the confutation of others." Bp. Horne.
Confutative Con·fut"a·tive adjective Adapted or designed to confute. Bp. Warburton
Confute Con·fute transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Confuted
; present participle & verbal noun Confuting
.] [ Latin confutare
to chek (a boiling liquid), to repress, confute; con-
+ a root seen in futis
a water vessel), probably akin to fundere
to pour: confer French confuter
. See Fuse
to melt.] To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false or defective; to overcome; to silence.
Satan stood . . . confuted and convinced
Of his weak arguing fallacious drift.
No man's error can be confuted who doth not . . . grant some true principle that contradicts his error.
I confute a good profession with a bad conversation. Syn.
-- To disprove; overthrow; sed aside; refute; oppugn. -- To Confute
, Refute. Refute
is literally to and decisive evidence; as, to refute
a calumny, charge, etc. Confute
is literally to check boiling, as when cold water is poured into hot, thus serving to allay, bring down, or neutralize completely. Hence, as applied to arguments (and the word is never applied, like refute
, to charges), it denotes, to overwhelm by evidence which puts an end to the case and leaves an opponent nothing to say; to silence; as, "the atheist is confuted
by the whole structure of things around him."
Confutement Con·fute"ment noun Confutation. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Confuter Con·fut"er noun One who confutes or disproves.
Cong Cong noun (Medicine) An abbreviation of Congius .
(kôN`zha"; E. kŏn"jē; 277) noun
[ French, leave, permission, from Latin commeatus
a going back and forth, a leave of absence, furlough, from commeare
, to go and come; com-
to go. Confer Permeate
.] [ Formerly written congie
.] 1. The act of taking leave; parting ceremony; farewell; also, dismissal.
Should she pay off old Briggs and give her her congé ? 2. The customary act of civility on any occasion; a bow or a courtesy.
The captain salutes you with congé profound. 3. (Architecture) An apophyge. Gwilt.
Conge Con"ge intransitive verb
[ Imp. & past participle Congeed
; present participle & verbal noun Congeing
.] [ Old French congier
, French congédier
, from congé
. See Congé
] To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow or courtesy.
I have congeed with the duke, done my adieu with his nearest.
Congeable Con"ge·a·ble adjective (O. Eng. Law) Permissible; done lawfully; as, entry congeable .
Congeal Con·geal" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Congealed
; present participle & verbal noun Congealing
.] [ French congeler
, Latin congelare
to freeze, gelu
frost. See Gelid
.] 1. To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to freeze.
A vapory deluge lies to snow congealed . 2. To affect as if by freezing; to check the flow of, or cause to run cold; to chill.
As if with horror to congeal his blood.
Congeal Con·geal" intransitive verb To grow hard, stiff, or thick, from cold or other causes; to become solid; to freeze; to cease to flow; to run cold; to be chilled.
Lest zeal, now melted . . .
Cool and congeal again to what it was .
Congealable Con·geal"a·ble adjective [ Confer French congelable .] Capable of being congealed. -- Con*geal"a*ble*ness , noun
Congealedness Con·geal"ed·ness noun The state of being congealed. Dr. H.More.
Congealment Con·geal"ment noun 1. The act or the process of congealing; congeliation. 2. That which is formed by congelation; a clot.
Wash the congealment from your wounds.
Congee Con"gee noun & v. See Congé , Conge .
And unto her his congee came to take.
Congee Con·gee" noun 1. [ Tamil ka...shi boilings.] Boiled rice; rice gruel. [ India] 2. A jail; a lockup. [ India] Congee discharges , rice water discharges. Dunglison. -- Congee water , water in which rice has been boiled.
Congelation Con`ge·la"tion noun
[ French congélation
, Latin congelatio
.] 1. The act or process of passing, or causing to pass, from a fluid to a solid state, as by the abstraction of heat; the act or process of freezing.
The capillary tubes are obstructed either by outward compression or congelation of the fluid. 2. The state of being congealed. 3. That which is congealed.
Sugar plums . . . with a multitude of congelations in jellies of various colors.
Congener Con"ge·ner noun
[ From Latin congener
. See Congenerous
.] A thing of the same genus, species, or kind; a thing allied in nature, character, or action.
The cherry tree has been often grafted on the laurel, to which it is a congener .
Our elk is more polygamous in his habits than any other deer except his congener , the red deer of Europe.
Congeneracy Con·gen"er·a·cy noun Similarity of origin; affinity. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.
Congeneric, Congenerical Con`ge·ner"ic, Con`ge·ner"ic·al adjective Belonging to the same genus; allied in origin, nature, or action. R. Owen.
Congenerous Con·gen"er·ous adjective [ Latin congener ; con- + genus , generis , birth, kind, race. See Genus , and confer Congener .] Allied in origin or cause; congeneric; as, congenerous diseases. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne. -- Con*gen"er*ous*ness , noun [ Obsolete] Hallywell.
(...; 106) adjective
[ Prefix con-
.] 1. Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
Congenial souls! whose life one avarice joins. 2. Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition.
clime." C. J. Fox.
To defame the excellence with which it has no sympathy . . . is its congenial work.
Congeniality Con·ge`ni·al"i·ty noun The state or quality of being congenial; natural affinity; adaptation; suitableness. Sir J. Reynolds.
If congeniality of tastes could have made a marriage happy, that union should have been thrice blessed.
Congenialize Con·gen"ial·ize transitive verb To make congenial. [ R.]
Congenially Con·gen"ial·ly adverb In a congenial manner; as, congenially married or employed.
Congenialness Con·gen"ial·ness noun Congeniality.
Congenious Con·gen"ious adjective Congeneric. [ Obsolete]
Congenital Con·gen"i·tal adjective [ From Congenite .] Existing at, or dating from, birth; pertaining to one from birth; born with one; connate; constitutional; natural; as, a congenital deformity. See Connate .
Congenitally Con·gen"i·tal·ly adverb In a congenital manner.
Congenite Con·gen"ite adjective
[ Latin congenitus
, past participle of gignere
to beget. See Generate
.] Congenital; connate; inborn. See Congenital .
Many conclusions, of moral and intellectual truths, seem . . . to be congenite with us.
Sir M. Hale.
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