discomfort


1dis·com·fort

transitive verb \dis-ˈkəm(p)-fərt\

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

Full Definition of DISCOMFORT

1
archaic :  dismay 1
2
:  to make uncomfortable or uneasy
dis·com·fort·able \-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

2discomfort

noun

: an uncomfortable or painful feeling in the body

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

Full Definition of DISCOMFORT

1
archaic :  distress, grief
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.

First Known Use of DISCOMFORT

14th century

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