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uncomfortable

adjective un·com·fort·able \ˌən-ˈkəm(p)(f)-tə(r)-bəl, -ˈkəm(p)-fə(r)-tə-bəl, -ˈkəm-fə(r)-bəl\

: causing a feeling of physical discomfort

: feeling physical discomfort

: causing a feeling of being embarrassed or uneasy

Full Definition of UNCOMFORTABLE

1
:  causing discomfort or annoyance <an uncomfortable chair> <an uncomfortable performance>
2
:  feeling discomfort :  uneasy <was uncomfortable with them>
un·com·fort·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of UNCOMFORTABLE

  1. You look uncomfortable in that chair. Would you like to sit here instead?
  2. The silence went on so long that it became very uncomfortable.
  3. We were in the uncomfortable position of asking for money.
  4. I was uncomfortable about talking to them.
  5. She's uncomfortable being in the spotlight.

First Known Use of UNCOMFORTABLE

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