What does discomfort mean?

Definitions for discomfort
dɪsˈkʌm fərtdis·com·fort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discomfort, uncomfortableness(noun)

    the state of being tense and feeling pain

  2. discomfort, soreness, irritation(noun)

    an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress


  1. discomfort(Noun)

    Mental or bodily distress.

  2. discomfort(Noun)

    Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.

  3. discomfort(Verb)

    To cause annoyance or distress.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discomfort(verb)

    to discourage; to deject

    Etymology: [OF. desconforter, F. dconforter, to discourage; pref. des- (L dis-) + conforter. See Comfort.]

  2. Discomfort(verb)

    to destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive o/ quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky chimney discomforts a family

    Etymology: [OF. desconforter, F. dconforter, to discourage; pref. des- (L dis-) + conforter. See Comfort.]

  3. Discomfort(verb)


    Etymology: [OF. desconforter, F. dconforter, to discourage; pref. des- (L dis-) + conforter. See Comfort.]

  4. Discomfort(verb)

    want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow

    Etymology: [OF. desconforter, F. dconforter, to discourage; pref. des- (L dis-) + conforter. See Comfort.]


  1. Discomfort

    A feeling of mental or physical uneasiness, pain, or distress.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discomfort

    dis-kum′furt, n. want of comfort: uneasiness: pain.—v.t. to deprive of comfort: to make uneasy: to pain: to grieve.—adj. Discom′fortable, causing discomfort: uncomfortable. [O. Fr. desconforterdes, apart, conforter, to comfort.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discomfort in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discomfort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of discomfort in a Sentence

  1. Claude Roy:

    Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same you forget yourself.

  2. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e- Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermon and sayings compilation):

    He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.

  3. Brené Brown:

    To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.

  4. Tommaso Addona:

    We do discuss complications. Those range from scarring around the implant, sometimes soreness and discomfort from the implant ... to in the last seven years, probably a bit more, we've become more acutely aware of a specific type of lymphoma that is associated with breast implants, what the general public should appreciate is, as doctors and clinicians, we always want what's best and safest for our patients. We're constantly not only educating ourselves but educating our patients.

  5. Mayor Ginger Nelson:

    We've used the tagline,' I'll wear one for you, if you'll wear one for me' because truly it is a new form of citizenship that you would consider others and the needs of others above your own comfort, whether that's vanity of not wearing a mask or even just the discomfort of having your nose and mouth covered, i think the people in Amarillo know that stopping the spread of this disease most depends on the choices we make as individuals.

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