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uncomfortable

[ uhn-kuhmf-tuh-buhl, -kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl ]
/ ʌnˈkʌmf tə bəl, -ˈkʌm fər tə bəl /
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adjective
causing discomfort or distress; painful; irritating.
in a state of discomfort; uneasy; conscious of stress or strain.

OTHER WORDS FOR uncomfortable

2 awkward, nervous, discomfited, strained.
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Origin of uncomfortable

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + comfortable

OTHER WORDS FROM uncomfortable

un·com·fort·a·ble·ness, nounun·com·fort·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for uncomfortable

uncomfortable
/ (ʌnˈkʌmftəbəl) /

adjective
not comfortable
feeling or causing discomfort or unease; disquieting

Derived forms of uncomfortable

uncomfortableness, noununcomfortably, adverb
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