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Definition of "discomfort" []

  • Mental or bodily distress. (noun)
  • Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance. (noun)
  • To make uncomfortable; distress. See Usage Note at discomfit. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discomfort" in a sentence
  • "But as usual, our discomfort is a relative things – we could be in Buffalo!"
  • "Brendan Donnelly is day-to-day with what he described as discomfort in his left side."
  • "But the discomfort is what keeps it rich and interesting."