Crossword clues for discomfort
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
To discourage; to deject.
His funeral shall not be in our camp, Lest it discomfort us.
To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive of quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky chimney discomforts a family.
Discomfort \Dis*com"fort\, n. [OF. desconfort, F. d['e]confort. See Discomfort, v. t.]
Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow. ``An age of spiritual discomfort.''
Strive against all the discomforts of thy sufferings.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "to deprive of courage," from Old French desconforter; see discomfort (n.). Related: Discomforted; discomforting.
n. 1 Mental or bodily distress. 2 Something that disturbs one’s comfort; an annoyance. vb. 1 To cause annoyance or distress to. 2 (context obsolete English) To discourage; to deject.
Usage examples of "discomfort".
A quick shot of arecoline and maybe some chlorodyne to relieve the discomfort and all would be well.
He had noted her discomfort when he came out of the pool as well as the way her gaze was quickly averted from his body.
The discomfort of the drive back to Asmara would be greatly reduced by the superb upholstery and suspension designed by Messrs Rolls and Royce and would be more than adequietely offset by the quasi-civilized amenities of the town.
It gave him a mysterious feeling of warmth and excitement when she was close to him, but at the same time she stirred powerful discomfort in him, and sometimes he felt so ill at ease that he would go out of his way to avoid her.
It had little tables covered with orange-checked cloths and basketwork chairs of exceeding discomfort with orange cushions on them.
I were, like Pearce, prone to Godliness and guilt, I might find myself a little discomforted by the fact that, attached as I am to Bathurst, I am deceiving him.
You may travel with us as far as the port of Bilbao, and if you cannot keep up, or if you find the discomforts too much, you will depart on the first boat for England without further argument.
His penis would be catheterized as well, but that would be done after he was unconscious to minimize the discomfort.
The discomfort did not worry the Cat, and Cho had never known anything better so she did not suffer, but eventually there was bound to be trouble.
His face was shuttered, averted from the daybed, every line of his body indicating the most acute discomfort.
Hot in his velvets, Lord Diegan endured discomfort rather than let the dairy girl make unflattering comparisons.
She is a large and powerful horse and, discomforting as my life is, I did not wish to be crushed by her hooves and thus lose it altogether on this lonely Fenland causeway.
All experiments liable to cause discomfort or distress, made without purpose of definite individual benefit upon the insane, the feeble-minded, the aged and infirm or upon other unfortunate human beings, who, for any reason, are incapable of giving an intelligent consent or of adequately comprehending what is done to them.
He goes at this door frontways and the next thing he knows there he is stuck right in the middle of the doorway and then he becomes conscious of great discomfort to the southward as it seems that Mrs.
He quickly pulled on his pants, his brow furrowing with discomfort as he arranged himself enough to fasten the buttoned fly.