Definition of Discomfort

1. Noun. The state of being tense and feeling pain.

Exact synonyms: Uncomfortableness
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Incommodiousness, Inconvenience, Malaise, Unease, Uneasiness, Hangover, Katzenjammer, Wretchedness
Antonyms: Comfort
Derivative terms: Uncomfortable



2. Noun. An uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress.
Exact synonyms: Irritation, Soreness
Generic synonyms: Hurt, Suffering
Derivative terms: Irritate, Sore, Sore

Definition of Discomfort

1. v. t. To discourage; to deject.

2. n. Discouragement.

Definition of Discomfort

1. Noun. Mental or bodily distress. ¹

2. Noun. Something that disturbs one’s comfort; an annoyance. ¹

3. Verb. To cause annoyance or distress. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discomfort

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Discomfort

1. 1. Discouragement. 2. Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow. "An age of spiritual discomfort." "Strive against all the discomforts of thy sufferings." (Bp. Hall) Origin: OF. Desconfort, F. Deconfort. See Discomfort. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discomfort

discombobulate
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discomfort (current term)
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discommend
discommendable
discommendation
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discommender
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Literary usage of Discomfort

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1. Mental Development in the Child by William T. Preyer (1893)
"His relatives merely infer from the movements, the attitude, the position and situation of the child, certain mental states, as discomfort, displeasure, ..."

2. Quality Determinants Of Mammography: Clinical Practice Guideline by Lawrence W. Bassett, R. Edward Hendrick (2004)
"Pain and discomfort STRONG RECOMMENDATION: Mammography should be performed using proper breast compression so that women will feel as little pain and ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"spec, sorrow, misfortune, anxiety, fear. 2. In a loose sense referring to any degree, however slight, of discomfort or inconvenience: bother, ..."

4. The Marrow of Tradition by Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1901)
"XXVI THE discomfort OF ELLIS MR. ELLIS was vaguely uncomfortable. In the first excitement following the discovery of the crime, he had given his bit of ..."

5. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"Dirt and discomfort.—Crocodile Hunting.— Cannibalism and Leprosy among Crocodiles. ... Even at this distance I shudder to think of the dirt and discomfort I ..."

6. Psychology; Or, The Science of Mind by Oliver S. Munsell (1880)
"Physical discomfort.—Kindred to those feelings already noted, but yet differing from them, is that indefinable state recognized as a feeling of discomfort. ..."

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