AskDefine | Define discomfort

Dictionary Definition

discomfort

Noun

1 the state of being tense and feeling pain [syn: uncomfortableness] [ant: comfort]
2 an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body [syn: soreness, irritation]

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English

Etymology

From dis- + comfort.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /dɪsˈkʌmfət/, /dIs"kVmf@t/
  • (US) /dɪsˈkʌmfɚt/, /dIs"kVmf@`t/

Noun

  1. Mental or bodily distress.
  2. Something that disturbs one’s comfort; an annoyance.

Translations

Verb

  1. To cause annoyance or distress.

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Discomfort may refer to:
  • pain, an unpleasant sensation
  • suffering, an unpleasant feeling or emotion.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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