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\

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 \ˌən-ˈkəm(p)(f)-tə(r)-blē, -ˈkəm(p)-fə(r)-tə-blē, -ˈkəm-fə(r)-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.

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First Known Use of uncomfortable

1573


UNCOMFORTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

uncomfortable

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adjective

Definition of uncomfortable for English Language Learners

  • : causing a feeling of physical discomfort

  • : feeling physical discomfort

  • : causing a feeling of being embarrassed or uneasy


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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