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DISCOMFORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discomfort mean? 

DISCOMFORT (noun)
  The noun DISCOMFORT has 2 senses:

1. the state of being tense and feeling pain
2. an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

  Familiarity information: DISCOMFORT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCOMFORT (noun)


Sense 1discomfort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being tense and feeling pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

discomfort; uncomfortableness

Hypernyms ("discomfort" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "discomfort"):

incommodiousness; inconvenience (an inconvenient discomfort)

malaise; unease; uneasiness (physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression))

hangover; katzenjammer (disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol))

wretchedness (the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant)

Antonym:

comfort (a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain)


Sense 2discomfort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

discomfort; soreness; irritation

Hypernyms ("discomfort" is a kind of...):

hurt; suffering (feelings of mental or physical pain)


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