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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He reported improvement of the abdominal discomfort and the manoeuvre was repeated a number of times with similar results.
▪ Postoperatively she complained of abdominal discomfort and blood chemistry showed cholestasis.
▪ By midnight she would be experiencing severe abdominal discomfort.
▪ One complained of diarrhoea and the other of abdominal discomfort and bloating.
▪ He complained of increasing abdominal discomfort.
▪ Postoperatively, the patient complained of vague abdominal discomfort and the drain was removed after two days.
▪ A supervised exercise programme helps moderate this behaviour as well as relieve the abdominal discomfort associated with rapid weight gain.
▪ Two months later her gall bladder had been removed, but she continued to experience abdominal discomfort.
▪ Frequent travel made his leg swell up, and caused him a considerable amount of discomfort.
▪ Where constipation is the predominant symptom, there may be considerable discomfort which again is damaging to morale.
▪ Gaseous distension of the bowel causes considerable discomfort to the patient and increases transmural pressure.
▪ Why lodge him here thus roughly but not in any great discomfort?
▪ Insomnia Fetal movement, physical discomfort and fears about the future all hinder sleep.
▪ The low-level stress that comes from selling out your own talents will culminate in some form of physical discomfort.
▪ The more menacing the progress of the tank, the more absorbed the boy becomes in his physical discomfort.
▪ The obvious down side of dead work is the emotional and physical discomfort that follows.
▪ After all, he detested physical pain and discomfort - and this excursion had promised both.
▪ For me personally, the only physical discomfort caused by the riots was having to drive around roadblocks.
▪ Drudgery, monotony, fatigue, mental frustration, physical discomfort - all are the same in either case.
▪ A full bladder can cause much unnecessary discomfort.
▪ It yielded after causing only moderate cranial discomfort, but as it did I found my feet caught up in something.
▪ Glare and flicker from the screen can strain eyes and poor layout of workstations can cause discomfort.
▪ Any rumple would cause discomfort or pain long before the night was out.
▪ The Audit Commission must be free to cause discomfort.
▪ If at any time any exercise causes severe discomfort, pain or extreme breathlessness, stop doing it and see your doctor.
▪ Too much bran introduced all at once to a stomach that is unused to it could cause discomfort and wind!
▪ Failure of a biomaterial can at best cause discomfort to the patient and at worst can be fatal.
▪ But it was necessary, of course, for the garrison to experience discomfort first.
▪ The duration is usually less than 24 hours, but some people experience constant or intermittent discomfort for days.
▪ By midnight she would be experiencing severe abdominal discomfort.
▪ Two months later her gall bladder had been removed, but she continued to experience abdominal discomfort.
▪ Though we may momentarily feel warmth, discomfort or shame, our emotions are rarely more than pinpricks.
▪ But for many days he felt a curious discomfort, almost giddy at times, almost sad at other times.
▪ Equally it would be foolish to have starved yourself so that you were hungry enough to feel discomfort.
▪ One can almost feel the discomfort such syncretic attitudes created in Longobardi.
▪ Melanie felt a twinge of discomfort.
▪ He tried to name the fear and felt the discomfort of naming it.
▪ Giving blood is a simple procedure and most donors feel only the slightest discomfort.
▪ As a consequence, patients may feel a profound anorectal discomfort and have minor leaking.
▪ Beers, building and properties were other sectors which suffered acute discomfort.
▪ Prepared to suffer a little discomfort to save the life of another person.
▪ If you want to catch salmon, Bruce, you must be prepared to suffer a little discomfort.
▪ A cushion will help ease the discomfort of sitting on the floor.
▪ The disease causes acute physical discomfort.
▪ There's a limit to the amount of discomfort anyone can put up with.
▪ All was revealed, including my discomfort.
▪ Because of this discomfort he set about developing an air-cushioned sole with his engineer friend Herbert Funck.
▪ But the heat was more seen than felt, more hallucination than discomfort.
▪ But there was enough esprit de corps among our group to overcome this discomfort with a minimum amount of grumbling.
▪ His discomfort was extreme and obvious, but he did his best to ignore the pain in his usual stoic manner.
▪ My immediate instinct for humor hid my own discomfort.
▪ There can be no question of her discomfort.
▪ When Eisenhower fell into the trap, Khrushchev crowed over his discomfort and demanded an apology or a repudiation of presidential responsibility.
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.]

  1. To discourage; to deject.

    His funeral shall not be in our camp, Lest it discomfort us.

  2. 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.]

  1. Discouragement. [Obs.]

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., from Old French desconfort (12c.), from desconforter (v.), from des- (see dis-) + conforter (see comfort (v.)).


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.

  1. n. the state of being tense and feeling pain [syn: uncomfortableness] [ant: comfort]

  2. an uncomfortable feeling in some part of the body [syn: soreness, irritation]

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.