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discomfort

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verb dis·com·fort \dis-ˈkəm(p)-fərt\

Definition of discomfort

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  dismay 1

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology 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

Definition of discomfort

  1. 1 archaic :  distress, grief

  2. 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.

14th Century

First Known Use of discomfort

14th century


DISCOMFORT Defined for English Language Learners

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discomfort

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verb dis·com·fort \dis-ˈkəm(p)-fərt\

Definition of discomfort for English Language Learners

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

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discomfort

noun dis·com·fort

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

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noun dis·com·fort \dis-ˈkəm-fərt\

Definition of discomfort for Students

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



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