causing discomfort or distress; painful; irritating.
in a state of discomfort; uneasy; conscious of stress or strain.
- un·com·fort·a·ble·ness, noun
- un·com·fort·a·bly, adverb
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How to use uncomfortable in a sentence
You have to plan for the uncomfortable things that come about.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway. | Sam Fortier | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
If pressing your lower back into the floor is uncomfortable, allow a small arch, but keep it consistent throughout the move.
It has gotten so bad that now I don't want to spend any time around her, and feel uncomfortable when I know they are coming over.
I have told her I am extremely uncomfortable with being "tested" like this, but the tests continue.Carolyn Hax: Tell a girlfriend who likes to ‘test’ you that you’ll pass | Carolyn Hax | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
If your extremities are still uncomfortable, put on slippers and mittens.Winter camping is not for the faint of heart. Here’s how to do it. | Melanie D.G. Kaplan | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Abashed, prickly with uncomfortableness, Father discovered that the saloon-keeper was taking up a collection for them.The Innocents | Sinclair Lewis
There was nothing there of uncomfortableness,—of conscious bracing up to a difficult matter.The Other Girls | Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The occupants crawl in at either end, sit or lie on the bottom of the wagon, and jolt along in shiftless uncomfortableness.On Horseback | Charles Dudley Warner
As for Noddy, he awakened several times because of the uncomfortableness of his bed.The Motor Boys in Mexico | Clarence Young
But all these fall far, far short of the glorious uncomfortableness of my canoe.Harper's Young People, November 2, 1880 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for uncomfortable
feeling or causing discomfort or unease; disquieting
- uncomfortableness, noun
- uncomfortably, adverb
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