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discomfort

[dis-kuhm-fert] /dɪsˈkʌm fərt/
noun
1.
an absence of comfort or ease; uneasiness, hardship, or mild pain.
2.
anything that is disturbing to or interferes with comfort.
verb (used with object)
3.
to disturb the comfort or happiness of; make uncomfortable or uneasy.
Origin of discomfort
1300-1350
1300-50; (v.) Middle English discomforten to discourage, pain < Anglo-French descomforter to sadden, grieve; see dis-1, comfort; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, derivative of v.
Related forms
discomfortable
[dis-kuhm-fer-tuh-buh l, -kuhmf-tuh-] /dɪsˈkʌm fər tə bəl, -ˈkʌmf tə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
discomfortingly, adverb
Can be confused
discomfit, discomfort.
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Examples from the Web for discomforted
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  • A warm grasp of the hand from each was the only reply, and I turned once more to my discomforted friends the Guerillas.

  • These had been her words, and they discomforted him greatly.

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope
  • The real master of Fair Acres did not seem at all discomforted at this proof of his ignorance of his own estate.

    Under the Mendips Emma Marshall
  • The discomforted Misses Salter finding lingering and last words useless, at length took their departure.

  • Body-weary and discomforted, Donald likewise gave up the chase as the sound of Smiles' flight grew more distant and died away.

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • Now at the high time of the feast, was Aucassin leaning from a gallery, all woful and discomforted.

    Aucassin and Nicolete Andrew Lang
  • Then she passed out of the room, leaving the aunt and niece staring at each other with discomforted air.

  • He was no longer enveloped by that mild and tragically inquiring stare that had so discomforted him.

    The Shadow Arthur Stringer
  • Thank Him, then, with all your heart, and be not discomforted.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • Neither of the supposed delinquents seemed at all awed or discomforted by the Earl's sudden apparition, or by his set speech.

    Barren Honour: A Novel George A. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for discomforted

discomfort

/dɪsˈkʌmfət/
noun
1.
an inconvenience, distress, or mild pain
2.
something that disturbs or deprives of ease
verb
3.
(transitive) to make uncomfortable or uneasy
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Word Origin and History for discomforted

discomfort

n.

mid-14c., from Old French desconfort (12c.), from desconforter (v.), from des- (see dis-) + conforter (see comfort (v.)).

v.

c.1300, "to deprive of courage," from Old French desconforter; see discomfort (n.). Related: Discomforted; discomforting.

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