Definition of uncomfortable in English:

uncomfortable

adjective

  • 1Causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort.

    ‘athlete's foot is a painful and uncomfortable condition’
    • ‘I was waiting on an uncomfortable plastic chair to be seen by a nurse.’
    • ‘The last camp is cut into a rockface and is supplied with an Islamic library and three uncomfortable beds.’
    • ‘It's not that it's been hot so much as the very high humidity that's made me feel darned uncomfortable.’
    • ‘Lying in this position may be slightly uncomfortable, but it shouldn't be painful.’
    • ‘Although colic is not thought to be due to pain, a baby with colic may look uncomfortable or appear to be in pain.’
    • ‘Climate change made the wearing of bushy white beards uncomfortable as well as impractical.’
    • ‘Last weekend was very hot and no matter where or what you did it was uncomfortable.’
    • ‘She could laugh and smile at things she enjoyed and cry if uncomfortable or in pain but could do little to help herself.’
    • ‘The flight back was very uncomfortable, and I had to take a lot of painkillers.’
    • ‘Also the heat in the office was said to have reached an extremely uncomfortable level.’
    • ‘The seats may be uncomfortable and the music too assertive but we don't care!’
    • ‘Angela had tried a variety of treatments in a bid to ease the horse's uncomfortable condition.’
    • ‘This is an uncomfortable condition caused by overuse, strain or a tear in a tendon.’
    • ‘It is most uncomfortable craning one's neck whilst trying to watch the game.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I am always physically uncomfortable because of all the blue make-up I have to wear.’
    • ‘The test can take from 10 minutes up to half an hour and can be slightly uncomfortable.’
    • ‘The angle of the seat is odd and Akra Jr always looks slightly uncomfortable sitting in it.’
    • ‘Rebecca leaned back in her rather uncomfortable wooden chair and folded her arms across her chest.’
    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’
      • ‘People often feel uncomfortable with that concept, but I don't have a problem with it.’
      • ‘You can tell Brett is slightly uncomfortable as the five of us travel up in the lift to the second floor.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I will go back to change it to the default one immediately if this made you uncomfortable.’
      • ‘Conditions get slightly uncomfortable and all politeness flies out the window.’
      • ‘Such a request would also represent a recognition of an uncomfortable fact.’
      • ‘I ended up occupying the end of the bar and nursing a Guinness and feeling decidedly uncomfortable.’
      • ‘The figure looked unbearable uncomfortable as he shoved his hands in his pockets.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It was a topic that I was uncomfortable with as who wants to talk structure with friends.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I'm very uncomfortable with the idea of these psychologists analysing my responses.’
      • ‘Miller was obviously uncomfortable with the questions and shifted in his chair.’
      • ‘Closer analysis of why I find this funny leads to the uncomfortable conclusion that I am a bigot.’
      • ‘As was always the case in company, he appeared uncomfortable and slightly aloof.’
      • ‘I know that sounds weird and I'm a bit uncomfortable about having it in print but it's the truth.’
      • ‘The conversation can often be uncomfortable and the disagreements are here to stay.’
      • ‘It is, to say the least, uncomfortable seeing such pain inflicted on an innocent man.’
      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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