1) N-UNCOUNT Discomfort is a painful feeling in part of your body when you have been hurt slightly or when you have been uncomfortable for a long time.

She carried her left arm at an awkward angle, as if it were causing her discomfort...

Steve had some discomfort, but no real pain.

2) N-UNCOUNT Discomfort is a feeling of worry caused by shame or embarrassment.

He sniffed, fidgeting in discomfort, uneasy at the suggestion...

She hears the discomfort in his voice.

3) N-COUNT: with supp Discomforts are conditions which cause you to feel physically uncomfortable.

...the discomforts of camping.

...reducing the physical discomforts and difficulties faced by women.

English dictionary. 2008.


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