- an absence of comfort or ease; uneasiness, hardship, or mild pain.
- anything that is disturbing to or interferes with comfort.
- to disturb the comfort or happiness of; make uncomfortable or uneasy.
Origin of discomfort
Related Words for discomfortannoyance, hardship, soreness, disquiet, embarrassment, uneasiness, displeasure, ache, trouble, unpleasantness, distress, discomposure, upset, hurt, malaise, discomfiture, nuisance, inquietude, vexation, nettle
Examples from the Web for discomfort
Contemporary Examples of discomfort
Scrolling through this hate-filled manifesto for the first time made the hairs on my arm tingle with discomfort.Reverend Jeremiah Wright Was Worse Than Scalise
January 2, 2015
He uses some combination of the words comfort or discomfort in regards to how he feels about situations over 30 times.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
All under the same roof— but a place containing extremes of comfort and discomfort.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room
November 25, 2014
My discomfort stemmed from the inherent gulf between the two disciplines.We Interrupt This Broadcast: How a TV Producer Learned to Write Fiction
September 9, 2014
This agent spoke on condition of anonymity due to discomfort with being publicly associated with comments about Lewinsky.Monica Lewinsky Is Doomed: Trying To Craft a Career Outside Her Infamy May Be Impossible
July 2, 2014
Historical Examples of discomfort
I sincerely hope that what I have done will not result in any discomfort or inconvenience to you.Her Father's Daughter
However, in spite of discomfort, we would not have missed the journey on any account.In the Heart of Vosges
He found to his own discomfort what was the fact and the reality, which were not very convenient for him.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
You can excuse the disorder and discomfort of a painter's studio?'Little Dorrit
Prada again felt worried, a prey to the discomfort of uncertainty.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- an inconvenience, distress, or mild pain
- something that disturbs or deprives of ease
- (tr) to make uncomfortable or uneasy
Word Origin and History for discomfort
c.1300, "to deprive of courage," from Old French desconforter; see discomfort (n.). Related: Discomforted; discomforting.