Discomfort Dis*com"fort, n. [OF. desconfort, F. d['e]confort. See {Discomfort}, v. t.] 1. Discouragement. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow. ``An age of spiritual discomfort.'' --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

Strive against all the discomforts of thy sufferings. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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  • Discomfort — Dis*com fort, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discomforted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discomforting}.] [OF. desconforter, F. d[ e]conforter, to discourage; pref. des (L dis ) + conforter. See {Comfort}.] 1. To discourage; to deject. [1913 Webster] His funeral shall …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discomfort — [n] irritation, pain ache, annoyance, discomfiture, discomposure, displeasure, disquiet, distress, embarrassment, hardship, hurt, inquietude, malaise, nuisance, soreness, trouble, uneasiness, unpleasantness, upset, vexation; concepts 410,728 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • discomfort — ► NOUN 1) slight pain. 2) slight anxiety or embarrassment. ► VERB ▪ cause discomfort to …   English terms dictionary

  • discomfort — [dis kum′fərt, dis′kum′fərt] n. [ME < OFr desconfort < desconforter, to discourage: see DIS & COMFORT] 1. lack of comfort; uneasiness; inconvenience 2. anything causing this vt. to cause discomfort to; distress …   English World dictionary

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  • discomfort — noun 1 slight pain ADJECTIVE ▪ acute (esp. BrE), considerable, extreme, great, severe ▪ growing ▪ He became conscious of a growing discomfort …   Collocations dictionary

  • discomfort — n. 1) to cause discomfort 2) to bear discomfort 3) to alleviate discomfort 4) physical discomfort * * * [dɪs kʌmfət] physical discomfort to alleviate discomfort to bear discomfort to cause discomfort …   Combinatory dictionary

  • discomfort — [[t]dɪskʌ̱mfə(r)t[/t]] discomforts 1) N UNCOUNT Discomfort is a painful feeling in part of your body when you have been hurt slightly or when you have been uncomfortable for a long time. She carried her left arm at an awkward angle, as if it were …   English dictionary

  • discomfort — {{11}}discomfort (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. desconfort (12c.), from desconforter (v.), from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + conforter (see COMFORT (Cf. comfort) (v.)). {{12}}discomfort (v.) c.1300, to deprive of courage, from O.Fr. desconforter; see… …   Etymology dictionary

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