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Pronunciation:  dis'kumfurt

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  1. [n]  an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body
  2. [n]  the state of being tense and feeling pain

DISCOMFORT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: irritation, soreness, uncomfortableness
 Antonyms: comfort, comfortableness
 See Also: condition, hangover, hurt, incommodiousness, inconvenience, katzenjammer, malaise, status, suffering, unease, uneasiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             His funeral shall not be in our camp, Lest it
             discomfort us.                        --Shak.
    2. To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive o? quiet
       enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky chimney
       discomforts a family.
  2. \Dis*com"fort\, n. [OF. desconfort, F. d['e]confort.
    See {Discomfort}, v. t.]
    1. Discouragement. [Obs.] --Shak.
    2. Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical;
       disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow.
       ``An age of spiritual discomfort.'' --M. Arnold.
             Strive against all the discomforts of thy
             sufferings.                           --Bp. Hall.
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