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discomfort

verb dis·com·fort \ dis-ˈkəm(p)-fərt \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of discomfort

1 archaic : dismay 1
2 : to make uncomfortable or uneasy

discomfortable

play \-ˈkəm(p)-fər-tə-bəl, -ˈkəm(p)f-tər-bəl\ adjective

Examples of discomfort in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of discomfort

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


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discomfort

noun

Definition of discomfort

1 archaic : distress, grief
2 : mental or physical uneasiness : annoyance

Examples of discomfort in a Sentence

  1. The patient is still experiencing some discomfort.

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

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First Known Use of discomfort

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DISCOMFORT Defined for English Language Learners

discomfort

Definition of discomfort for English Language Learners

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


discomfort

Definition of discomfort for English Language Learners

  • : an uncomfortable or painful feeling in the body

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


DISCOMFORT Defined for Kids

discomfort

noun dis·com·fort \ dis-ˈkəm-fərt \

Definition of discomfort for Students

: the condition of being uncomfortable
  • The dog whimpered in discomfort.


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