What does uncomfortable mean?

Definitions for uncomfortable
ʌnˈkʌmf tə bəl, -ˈkʌm fər tə-un·com·fort·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncomfortableadjective

    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. uncomfortableadjective

    providing or experiencing physical discomfort

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

Wiktionary

  1. uncomfortableadjective

    not comfortable

    The class squirmed and fidgeted in the uncomfortable new chairs.

  2. uncomfortableadjective

    experiencing discomfort

  3. uncomfortableadjective

    uneasy or anxious

    Sharing a house with them made me uncomfortable.

  4. uncomfortableadjective

    put off or disgusted

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Uncomfortableadjective

    He much complaineth of his own uncomfortable exile, wherein he sustained many most grievous indignities, and endured the want of sundry, both pleasures and honours, before enjoyed. Richard Hooker.

    Christmas is in the most dead, uncomfortable time of the year, when the poor people would suffer very much, if they had not good cheer to support them. Addison.

    Ours is melancholy and uncomfortable portion here below! A place, where not a day passes, but we eat our bread with sorrow and cares: the present troubles us, the future amazes; and even the past fills us with grief and anguish. William Wake.

    The sun ne’er views th’ uncomfortable seats,
    When radiant he advances or retreats. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Wikipedia

  1. uncomfortable

    Comfort (or being comfortable) is a sense of physical or psychological ease, often characterized as a lack of hardship. Persons who are lacking in comfort are uncomfortable, or experiencing discomfort. A degree of psychological comfort can be achieved by recreating experiences that are associated with pleasant memories, such as engaging in familiar activities, maintaining the presence of familiar objects, and consumption of comfort foods. Comfort is a particular concern in health care, as providing comfort to the sick and injured is one goal of healthcare, and can facilitate recovery. Persons who are surrounded with things that provide psychological comfort may be described as being "in their comfort zone". Because of the personal nature of positive associations, psychological comfort is highly subjective.The use of "comfort" as a verb generally implies that the subject is in a state of pain, suffering or affliction, and requires alleviation from that state. Where the term is used to describe the support given to someone who has experienced a tragedy, the word is synonymous with consolation or solace. However, comfort is used much more broadly, as one can provide physical comfort to someone who is not in a position to be uncomfortable. For example, a person might sit in a chair without discomfort, but still find the addition of a pillow to the chair to increase their feeling of comfort. Something that provides this type of comfort, which does not seek to relieve hardship, can also be referred to as being "comfy".

ChatGPT

  1. uncomfortable

    Uncomfortable refers to a state of being in physical discomfort or uneasiness due to pain, irritants, environmental factors, or other conditions. It can also relate to mental or emotional unease due to awkward situations, fear, anxiety, stress, embarrassment, or the feeling of being out of place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncomfortableadjective

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

  2. Uncomfortableadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uncomfortable

    un-kum′fur-ta-bl, adj. not comfortable, causing discomfort or disquiet: awkwardly situated.—n. Uncom′fortableness.—adv. Uncom′fortably.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncomfortable in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncomfortable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of uncomfortable in a Sentence

  1. James Skoufis:

    While his next appearance before the Legislature was delayed until late February, it is my full expectation that he provides answers by the time of his testimony, otherwise he can anticipate an unpleasant and uncomfortable hearing. Without answers by then, I will support a move to compel the information from DOH.

  2. Elizabeth Houshmand:

    It's uncomfortable but I wouldn’t let it stop you from getting the vaccine.

  3. Howard Sternhow Pitt:

    He said, ‘If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you.’?.

  4. Kwon Soon-woo:

    With numerous news reports over discussions between the two companies, which should have been held to non-disclosure agreements, it would have been uncomfortable.

  5. Anne Hathaway:

    I felt very uncomfortable, i kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn’t come back yet. Then I had to stand up in front of people and feel something I don’t feel which is uncomplicated happiness.

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