an absence of comfort or ease; uneasiness, hardship, or mild pain.
anything that is disturbing to or interferes with comfort.
verb (used with object)
to disturb the comfort or happiness of; make uncomfortable or uneasy.

1300–50; (v.) Middle English discomforten to discourage, pain < Anglo-French descomforter to sadden, grieve; see dis-1, comfort; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, derivative of v.

discomfortable [dis-kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl, -kuhmf-tuh-] , adjective
discomfortingly, adverb

discomfit, discomfort.
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discomfort (dɪsˈkʌmfət)
1.  an inconvenience, distress, or mild pain
2.  something that disturbs or deprives of ease
3.  (tr) to make uncomfortable or uneasy

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. desconfort (12c.). The verb is recorded from early 14c., originally "to deprive of courage."
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Example sentences for discomfort
This opinion has caused discomfort to the crew, which i regret.
It is also argued that the procedure causes lifelong discomfort.
Belle told the medic that the bright light was causing her great discomfort.
While he occasionally shows discomfort, he makes no effort to change his situation.
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