Definitions for uncomfortableʌnˈkʌmf tə bəl, -ˈkʌm fər tə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•com•fort•a•bleʌnˈkʌmf tə bəl, -ˈkʌm fər tə-(adj.)

  1. causing discomfort or distress; irritating; painful.

  2. experiencing discomfort caused by stress or strain; uneasy.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncomfortable(adj)

    conducive to or feeling mental discomfort

    "this kind of life can prove disruptive and uncomfortable"; "the uncomfortable truth"; "grew uncomfortable beneath his appraising eye"; "an uncomfortable way of surprising me just when I felt surest"; "the teacher's presence at the conference made the child very uncomfortable"

  2. uncomfortable(adj)

    providing or experiencing physical discomfort

    "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. uncomfortable(adjective)ʌnˈkʌmf tə bəl, -ˈkʌm fər tə-

    ≠ comfortable

    an uncomfortable chair; I felt hot and uncomfortable in my clothes.

  2. uncomfortableʌnˈkʌmf tə bəl, -ˈkʌm fər tə-

    ≠ comfortable

    His stare made me uncomfortable.; I'm uncomfortable with having to say "no."; It was uncomfortably hot.; She was sitting uncomfortably close to me.


  1. uncomfortable(Adjective)

    not comfortable

    The class squirmed and fidgeted in the uncomfortable new chairs.

  2. uncomfortable(Adjective)

    experiencing discomfort

  3. uncomfortable(Adjective)

    uneasy or anxious

    Sharing a house with them made me uncomfortable.

  4. uncomfortable(Adjective)

    put off or disgusted

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncomfortable(adj)

    feeling discomfort; uneasy; as, to be uncomfortable on account of one's position

  2. Uncomfortable(adj)

    causing discomfort; disagreeable; unpleasant; as, an uncomfortable seat or situation

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'uncomfortable' in Adjectives Frequency: #801

Translations for uncomfortable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not relaxed

He looked uncomfortable when she mentioned marriage.

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