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Definition of Discomfort

Discomfort

  1. To discourage; to deject.
  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.
  3. Discouragement.
  4. Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow.

Discomfort Quotations

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy

I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
Lisa Bonet

But there is a discomfort that surrounds grief. It makes even the most well-intentioned people unsure of what to say. And so many of the freshly bereaved end up feeling even more alone.
Meghan O'Rourke

We often hear that people mean well: that so many just don't how to interact with people with disabilities. They're unsure of the 'right' reaction, so they default to condescension that makes them feel better in the face of their discomfort.
Stella Young

Without hurting anybody, we all tend to laugh at others' discomfort. When someone slips on a banana skin and falls it's funny.
Shah Rukh Khan
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Discomfort Translations

discomfort in Dutch is ongemak, ongerief
discomfort in German is Unbehagen
discomfort in Norwegian is ubehag
discomfort in Swedish is obehag
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