Definition of uncomfortable in English:

uncomfortable

adjective

  • 1Causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort:

    ‘his hard, uncomfortable bed’
    • ‘She could laugh and smile at things she enjoyed and cry if uncomfortable or in pain but could do little to help herself.’
    • ‘It's not that it's been hot so much as the very high humidity that's made me feel darned uncomfortable.’
    • ‘Also the heat in the office was said to have reached an extremely uncomfortable level.’
    • ‘Rebecca leaned back in her rather uncomfortable wooden chair and folded her arms across her chest.’
    • ‘The seats may be uncomfortable and the music too assertive but we don't care!’
    • ‘I am always physically uncomfortable because of all the blue make-up I have to wear.’
    • ‘I was waiting on an uncomfortable plastic chair to be seen by a nurse.’
    • ‘Climate change made the wearing of bushy white beards uncomfortable as well as impractical.’
    • ‘This is an uncomfortable condition caused by overuse, strain or a tear in a tendon.’
    • ‘Lying in this position may be slightly uncomfortable, but it shouldn't be painful.’
    • ‘This type of scraping biopsy can be uncomfortable but not painful so no anaesthetic is required.’
    • ‘The entire notion of me lying in a hospital bed terrifies me, no wonder I find this bed uncomfortable.’
    • ‘Angela had tried a variety of treatments in a bid to ease the horse's uncomfortable condition.’
    • ‘Although colic is not thought to be due to pain, a baby with colic may look uncomfortable or appear to be in pain.’
    • ‘The angle of the seat is odd and Akra Jr always looks slightly uncomfortable sitting in it.’
    • ‘Last weekend was very hot and no matter where or what you did it was uncomfortable.’
    • ‘The flight back was very uncomfortable, and I had to take a lot of painkillers.’
    • ‘It is most uncomfortable craning one's neck whilst trying to watch the game.’
    • ‘The last camp is cut into a rockface and is supplied with an Islamic library and three uncomfortable beds.’
    • ‘The test can take from 10 minutes up to half an hour and can be slightly uncomfortable.’
    painful, not comfortable, intolerable, unbearable, disagreeable, excruciating, agonizing, confining, cramped, spartan
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    1. 1.1 Causing or feeling unease or awkwardness:
      ‘he began to feel uncomfortable at the man's hard stare’
      ‘an uncomfortable silence’
      • ‘Conditions get slightly uncomfortable and all politeness flies out the window.’
      • ‘I will go back to change it to the default one immediately if this made you uncomfortable.’
      • ‘They made you laugh but feel rather uncomfortable at the same time and comedy should do that occasionally.’
      • ‘At first she found him pleasant, but then he started to make her feel uncomfortable, the court heard.’
      • ‘A master of image and mood, he seems deeply uncomfortable with dialogue and structure.’
      • ‘For good people it is very uncomfortable to be in the presence of someone in pain and not be able to do anything about it.’
      • ‘You can tell Brett is slightly uncomfortable as the five of us travel up in the lift to the second floor.’
      • ‘Such a request would also represent a recognition of an uncomfortable fact.’
      • ‘It was a topic that I was uncomfortable with as who wants to talk structure with friends.’
      • ‘I know that sounds weird and I'm a bit uncomfortable about having it in print but it's the truth.’
      • ‘People often feel uncomfortable with that concept, but I don't have a problem with it.’
      • ‘Closer analysis of why I find this funny leads to the uncomfortable conclusion that I am a bigot.’
      • ‘The figure looked unbearable uncomfortable as he shoved his hands in his pockets.’
      • ‘I'm very uncomfortable with the idea of these psychologists analysing my responses.’
      • ‘It is manifest in the wish for pain to go away; or the dismissal of some uncomfortable idea.’
      • ‘I ended up occupying the end of the bar and nursing a Guinness and feeling decidedly uncomfortable.’
      • ‘The conversation can often be uncomfortable and the disagreements are here to stay.’
      • ‘Miller was obviously uncomfortable with the questions and shifted in his chair.’
      • ‘As was always the case in company, he appeared uncomfortable and slightly aloof.’
      • ‘It is, to say the least, uncomfortable seeing such pain inflicted on an innocent man.’
      awkward, uneasy, unpleasant, disagreeable, distressing, painful, disturbing, embarrassing, embarrassed, tense, strained, charged, worrisome, fraught
      uneasy, awkward, ill at ease, nervous, tense, edgy, restless, self-conscious, embarrassed, discomfited, disturbed, troubled, upset, worried, anxious, apprehensive
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Pronunciation:

uncomfortable

/ʌnˈkʌmf(ə)təb(ə)l/