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discomfort

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verb dis·com·fort \dis-ˈkəm(p)-fərt\

Simple Definition of discomfort

  • : to make (someone) uncomfortable, worried, etc.

Full Definition of discomfort

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  dismay 1

  3. 2 :  to make uncomfortable or uneasy

dis·com·fort·able play \-ˈkəm(p)-fər-tə-bəl, -ˈkəm(p)f-tər-bəl\ adjective

Examples of discomfort

  1. <the harsh criticism of his musical talent did not discomfort him in the least>



Origin of discomfort

Middle English, from Anglo-French descomforter, from des- dis- + comforter to comfort


First Known Use: 14th century


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discomfort

noun dis·com·fort

Simple Definition of discomfort

  • : an uncomfortable or painful feeling in the body

  • : a feeling of being somewhat worried, unhappy, etc.

Full Definition of discomfort

  1. 1 archaic :  distress, grief

  2. 2 :  mental or physical uneasiness :  annoyance

Examples of discomfort

  1. The patient is still experiencing some discomfort.

  2. These new developments are being watched with discomfort by many of our allies.



14th Century

First Known Use of discomfort

14th century



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