discomfort

  • 1 Discomfort — Dis*com fort, n. [OF. desconfort, F. d[ e]confort. See {Discomfort}, v. t.] 1. Discouragement. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow. An age of… …

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  • 2 Discomfort — Dis*com fort, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discomforted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discomforting}.] [OF. desconforter, F. d[ e]conforter, to discourage; pref. des (L dis ) + conforter. See {Comfort}.] 1. To discourage; to deject. [1913 Webster] His funeral shall …

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  • 3 discomfort — [n] irritation, pain ache, annoyance, discomfiture, discomposure, displeasure, disquiet, distress, embarrassment, hardship, hurt, inquietude, malaise, nuisance, soreness, trouble, uneasiness, unpleasantness, upset, vexation; concepts 410,728 Ant …

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  • 4 discomfort — ► NOUN 1) slight pain. 2) slight anxiety or embarrassment. ► VERB ▪ cause discomfort to …

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  • 5 discomfort — [dis kum′fərt, dis′kum′fərt] n. [ME < OFr desconfort < desconforter, to discourage: see DIS & COMFORT] 1. lack of comfort; uneasiness; inconvenience 2. anything causing this vt. to cause discomfort to; distress …

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  • 6 Discomfort — may refer to: Pain, an unpleasant sensation Suffering, an experience of unpleasantness See also Comfort This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …

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  • 7 discomfort — index agitate (perturb), badger, discompose, disconcert, disease, dissatisfaction, distress (anguish …

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  • 8 discomfort — noun 1 slight pain ADJECTIVE ▪ acute (esp. BrE), considerable, extreme, great, severe ▪ growing ▪ He became conscious of a growing discomfort …

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  • 9 discomfort — n. 1) to cause discomfort 2) to bear discomfort 3) to alleviate discomfort 4) physical discomfort * * * [dɪs kʌmfət] physical discomfort to alleviate discomfort to bear discomfort to cause discomfort …

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  • 10 discomfort — [[t]dɪskʌ̱mfə(r)t[/t]] discomforts 1) N UNCOUNT Discomfort is a painful feeling in part of your body when you have been hurt slightly or when you have been uncomfortable for a long time. She carried her left arm at an awkward angle, as if it were …

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  • 11 discomfort — {{11}}discomfort (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. desconfort (12c.), from desconforter (v.), from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + conforter (see COMFORT (Cf. comfort) (v.)). {{12}}discomfort (v.) c.1300, to deprive of courage, from O.Fr. desconforter; see… …

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  • 12 discomfort — UK [dɪsˈkʌmfə(r)t] / US [dɪsˈkʌmfərt] noun Word forms discomfort : singular discomfort plural discomforts 1) [uncountable] a feeling of slight pain abdominal discomfort in my lower back 2) [uncountable] a feeling of being embarrassed His… …

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  • 13 discomfort — 1. noun 1) abdominal discomfort Syn: pain, aches and pains, soreness, tenderness, irritation, stiffness; ache, twinge, pang, throb, cramp 2) the discomforts of life at sea Syn …

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  • 14 discomfort — discomfit, discomfort Discomfit in current English means ‘to thwart the plans of’ (its original meaning) or ‘to embarrass or disconcert’. In its weaker second meaning, in which it occurs most often in the form discomfited, it overlaps with the… …

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  • 15 discomfort — dis|com|fort [dısˈkʌmfət US ərt] n 1.) [U] a feeling of slight pain or of being physically uncomfortable ▪ If the exercise causes discomfort, stop immediately. 2.) [U] a feeling of embarrassment, shame, or worry ▪ To her discomfort, he laughed. 3 …

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  • 16 discomfort — dis|com|fort [ dıs kʌmfərt ] noun 1. ) uncount a feeling of slight pain: abdominal discomfort 2. ) uncount a feeling of being embarrassed: His behavior caused us great discomfort and annoyance. 3. ) count something that makes you feel slightly… …

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  • 17 discomfort — noun 1 (U) a feeling of slight pain or of being physically uncomfortable: You may experience some discomfort for a few days after the operation. 2 (U) a feeling of embarrassment, shame, or slight worry (+ at): Paul s discomfort at facing… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 discomfort — noun 1) discomfort caused by indigestion Syn: pain, aches and pains, soreness, aching, twinge, pang, throb, cramp 2) the discomforts of life at sea Syn: inconvenience, difficulty, p …

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  • 19 discomfort — n. & v. n. 1 a a lack of ease; slight pain (tight collar caused discomfort). b mental uneasiness (his presence caused her discomfort). 2 a lack of comfort. v.tr. make uneasy. Etymology: ME f. OF desconfort(er) (as DIS , COMFORT) …

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  • 20 discomfort — See discomfort, discomfit, discomfiture …

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