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uncomfortable definition

Overview

This page has 4 definitions of uncomfortable in English. Uncomfortable is an adjective. Examples of how to use uncomfortable in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

un- +‎ comfortable

Pronunciation

Adjective

uncomfortable (comparative more uncomfortable, superlative most uncomfortable)

  1. Not comfortable; causing discomfort.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XV, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
      Edward Churchill still attended to his work in a hopeless mechanical manner like a sleep-walker who walks safely on a well-known round. But his Roman collar galled him, his cossack stifled him, his biretta was as uncomfortable as a merry-andrew's cap and bells.
    The class squirmed and fidgeted in the uncomfortable new chairs.
  2. Experiencing discomfort.
  3. Uneasy or anxious.
    Sharing a house with them made me uncomfortable.
  4. Put off or disgusted.

Usage notes

Although the word uncomfortable looks (etymonically) like one of its senses could be synonymous with inconsolable, it does not have that sense; the absence of that sense is simply a lexical gap. In parallel, the same is true of comfortable and consolable, as well as comfortability and consolability.

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