discomfort discomfort  /dɪs ˈkəm fərt/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. I think it's both useful and appropriate to experience the shame, guilt and discomfort of seeing what the real cost of dinner is.
  2. Maureen Kelly, a 40-ish California blond with a rock 'n' roll outlook and a cat tattoo on her ankle, laughs at my discomfort.
  3. Lyrica already had the FDA's okay as a treatment for epilepsy, discomfort from shingles, and neuropathy, or nerve pain, often caused by diabetes.

News

  1. Steelers refining offense in Haley's second year

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says his right knee is great and he could practice next week if he needed to. Roethlisberger underwent minor surgery last week to address some lingering discomfort in the knee.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

  2. WJFW News

    NECEDAH - A bug bite often causes you a little itch, and a little discomfort.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WJFW Rhinelander

  3. Clay Buchholz injury: Red Sox RHP leaves game with stiff neck

    Buchholz first started feeling the discomfort in the sixth inning, the pitcher told Ricky Doyle of NESN . Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick hit a line drive off the palm of Buccholz's glove.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "I think their claim is out of order and we're not going toentertain it," Dixon said. "We've got the long-term future of thecompany in mind more than anything else and if it means that some ofour passengers have some discomfort for a while...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Geoff Dixon Source: Jakarta Post

  2. "It's something up under my arm and it goes down into my lat," Peavy said. "That's where I have some swelling and discomfort. That's where I felt it happen tonight."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Jake Peavy Source: ESPN

  3. "Imagine the outcry if a device was introduced that caused blanket discomfort to people of one race or gender, rather than to our kids," Chakrabarti said. "The 'Mosquito' has no place in a country that values its children and seeks to instill...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: USA Today

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