- 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 discomfortingnettle, disquiet, upset, distress, discomfit, discompose, disturb, embarrass, perturb, vex
Examples from the Web for discomforting
Contemporary Examples of discomforting
The degree to which the Obama administration detached itself from the operation politically is discomforting.Libya Intervention's Proves Obama Right
August 27, 2011
In that discomforting sense, the system has become more a haven for criminals than a defender of victims.The Slain Policeman's Widow in the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Speaks
November 8, 2010
Historical Examples of discomforting
If discomforting forces assailed the republic, they must be crushed.Rose MacLeod
"Why, we aren't nearly there yet," was Betty's discomforting reply.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle
Laura Lee Hope
I thought of our own devices, comforting or discomforting kinships!1492
He wanted to be without it and its discomforting reproaches.Great Possessions
Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
This discomforting thought was dissipated by the action of Tippo Sahib.Brave Tom
Edward S. Ellis
- an inconvenience, distress, or mild pain
- something that disturbs or deprives of ease
- (tr) to make uncomfortable or uneasy
c.1300, "to deprive of courage," from Old French desconforter; see discomfort (n.). Related: Discomforted; discomforting.