[uhn-kuhmf-tuh-buhl, -kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl] ||
causing discomfort or distress; painful; irritating.
in a state of discomfort; uneasy; conscious of stress or strain.
Related formsun·com·fort·a·ble·ness, nounun·com·fort·a·bly, adverb
Synonyms for uncomfortable
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Related Words for uncomfortablenessperil
Examples from the Web for uncomfortableness
Historical Examples of uncomfortableness
As for Noddy, he awakened several times because of the uncomfortableness of his bed.
Abashed, prickly with uncomfortableness, Father discovered that the saloon-keeper was taking up a collection for them.
There was nothing there of uncomfortableness,—of conscious bracing up to a difficult matter.
British Dictionary definitions for uncomfortableness
Derived Formsuncomfortableness, noununcomfortably, adverb
feeling or causing discomfort or unease; disquieting
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Word Origin and History for uncomfortableness
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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