uncomfortable
adjective Date: 1573 1. causing discomfort or annoyance <
an uncomfortable chair
>
<
an uncomfortable performance
>
2. feeling discomfort ; uneasy <
was uncomfortable with them
>
uncomfortably adverb

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  • uncomfortable*/ — [ʌnˈkʌmftəb(ə)l] adj 1) if you are uncomfortable, you have an unpleasant or slightly painful feeling in part of your body You ll be uncomfortable for a few days after the surgery.[/ex] They were sitting in a very uncomfortable position.[/ex] 2)… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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