- Discomfort is defined as a feeling of slight pain, or a lack of comfort.
When you feel unpleasantly hot on a 90 degree day, this is an example of discomfort.
- To discomfort is defined as to make someone feel uncomfortable or to cause slight pain.
When you give someone visiting your office a hard and uncomfortable chair to make him feel a little intimidated, this is an example of when you discomfort him.
- lack of comfort; uneasiness; inconvenience
- anything causing this
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French desconfort ; from desconforter, to discourage: see dis- and amp; comfort
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- Mental or bodily distress.
- Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French desconfort, from desconforter, to discourage : des-, dis- + conforter, to strengthen; see comfort.
- dis·comˈfort·a·ble adjective
- dis·comˈfort·ing·ly adverb