Definition of uncomfortable in English:

uncomfortable

adjective

  • 1Causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort.

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

uncomfortable

/ʌnˈkʌmf(ə)təb(ə)l/