discomfort

[dis-kuhm-fert]
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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)
  1. 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 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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Related Words for discomforted

nettle, disquiet, upset, distress, discomfit, discompose, disturb, embarrass, perturb, vex

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British Dictionary definitions for discomforted

discomfort

noun
  1. an inconvenience, distress, or mild pain
  2. something that disturbs or deprives of ease
verb
  1. (tr) 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.)).

discomfort

v.

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

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