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  1. an absence of comfort or ease; uneasiness, hardship, or mild pain.
  2. anything that is disturbing to or interferes with comfort.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to disturb the comfort or happiness of; make uncomfortable or uneasy.
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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 formsdis·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 confuseddiscomfit discomfort
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Examples from the Web for discomforted

Historical Examples

  • Thank Him, then, with all your heart, and be not discomforted.

    En Route

    J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

  • That was bad, for the lady was tired in body and discomforted in heart.

  • On the way Hamersley and Wilder, most discomforted of all, have made them aware of it.

    The Lone Ranche

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • Great grief was there in the city, and much were they discomforted.

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

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for discomforted


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



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

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

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