uncomfortable

[uhn-kuhmf-tuh-buhl, -kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl]

adjective

causing discomfort or distress; painful; irritating.
in a state of discomfort; uneasy; conscious of stress or strain.

Nearby words

  1. uncollateralized,
  2. uncollectable,
  3. uncollected,
  4. uncollectible,
  5. uncombed,
  6. uncommercial,
  7. uncommitted,
  8. uncommon,
  9. uncommonly,
  10. uncommunicable

Origin of uncomfortable

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

Related formsun·com·fort·a·ble·ness, nounun·com·fort·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for uncomfortable

uncomfortable

adjective

not comfortable
feeling or causing discomfort or unease; disquieting
Derived Formsuncomfortableness, noununcomfortably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for uncomfortable

uncomfortable

adj.

early 15c. "causing discomfort," from un- (1) "not" + comfortable. Meaning "feeling discomfort, ill-at-ease" is attested from 1796. Related: Uncomfortably.

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