discomfort

[ dis-kuhm-fert ]
/ dɪsˈkʌm fərt /

noun

an absence of comfort or ease; uneasiness, hardship, or mild pain.
anything that is disturbing to or interferes with comfort.

verb (used with object)

to disturb the comfort or happiness of; make uncomfortable or uneasy.

Origin of discomfort

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

dis·com·fort·a·ble [dis-kuhm-fer-tuh-buh l, -kuhmf-tuh-] /dɪsˈkʌm fər tə bəl, -ˈkʌmf tə-/, adjectivedis·com·fort·ing·ly, adverb

Can be confused

discomfit discomfort
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British Dictionary definitions for discomfort

discomfort

/ (dɪsˈkʌmfət) /

noun

an inconvenience, distress, or mild pain
something that disturbs or deprives of ease

verb

(tr) to make uncomfortable or uneasy
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