[uhn-kuhmf-tuh-buh l, -kuhm-fer-tuh-buh l]
- causing discomfort or distress; painful; irritating.
- in a state of discomfort; uneasy; conscious of stress or strain.
Origin of uncomfortable
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2. awkward, nervous, discomfited, strained.
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Examples from the Web for uncomfortably
I was pregnant, uncomfortably so, for the first time and with twins, due the following March.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003
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Railing against bigness is the easy part, as the Tea Party is now uncomfortably aware.Supersize Me, Your Honor: Liebeck v. McDonald’s and Our Era of Ambition
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His handful of devoted aides have headed for their cars, and he is by himself on this uncomfortably warm Wednesday night.The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK
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Or when in the midst of an uncomfortably aggressive tryst, Franklin forced Tara to take a bite out of his jugular.‘True Blood’ Premiere: Is Sex the Only Reason We’re Still Watching?
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Peter Jukes on the text message from Rebekah Brooks to Cameron that made this uncomfortably clear.David Cameron: We Got Too Close to the Press
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All of which was quite true, but it made the waiter Peter uncomfortably careful.The Vagrant Duke
“I made some changes in it this morning,” said Mr. Starkweather, uncomfortably.Rope
I was uncomfortably haunted, after that evening, by a sense of guilt.The Tale Of Mr. Peter Brown - Chelsea Justice
V. Sackville West
"Down again," agreed Gilian uncomfortably, sorry he had had the courtesy to stop.Gilian The Dreamer
Joe said, uncomfortably, "They say the military is a science, too."Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
- not comfortable
- feeling or causing discomfort or unease; disquieting
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Word Origin and History for uncomfortably
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