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uncomfortable

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

Simple Definition of uncomfortable

  • : causing a feeling of physical discomfort

  • : feeling physical discomfort

  • : causing a feeling of being embarrassed or uneasy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of uncomfortable

  1. 1 :  causing discomfort or annoyance <an uncomfortable chair> <an uncomfortable performance>

  2. 2 :  feeling discomfort :  uneasy <was uncomfortable with them>

uncomfortably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of uncomfortable in a sentence

  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.



1573

First Known Use of uncomfortable

1573


UNCOMFORTABLE Defined for Kids

uncomfortable

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adjective un·com·fort·able \ˌən-ˈkəm-fər-tə-bəl, -ˈkəmf-tər-bəl\

Definition of uncomfortable for Students

  1. 1 :  causing discomfort or uneasiness <an uncomfortable chair> <an uncomfortable silence>

  2. 2 :  feeling discomfort or uneasiness <His staring made me uncomfortable.>

uncomfortably

\-blē\ adverb <The room was uncomfortably hot.>




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