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[ US /ənˈkəmfɝtəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnkˈʌmftəbə‍l/ ]
  1. providing or experiencing physical discomfort
    an uncomfortable day in the hot sun
    an uncomfortable chair
  2. conducive to or feeling mental discomfort
    an uncomfortable way of surprising me just when I felt surest
    the uncomfortable truth
    grew uncomfortable beneath his appraising eye
    the teacher's presence at the conference made the child very uncomfortable
    this kind of life can prove disruptive and uncomfortable
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How To Use uncomfortable In A Sentence

  • The human species has not evolved such that it can tolerate sitting in that southwesterly location, behind uninsulated glass, leaning on a heat absorbing table of dark steel and not be grossly uncomfortable.
  • There are ways around this, but these involve a level of hackery that will make many uncomfortable.
  • an uncomfortable day in the hot sun
  • I don't have time to absorb much, though: some white-coated women and Dr Stone chivvy me towards an uncomfortable-looking chair.
  • But I am uncomfortable with the way he talks me into buying and wearing the costumes. The Sun
  • He always talks about her to me, and I feel so uncomfortable and miserable.
  • Most of us tend to entertain our friends in the family room; a formal dining room becomes a mail sorting place, and a formal living room is a museum for curios and uncomfortable furniture.
  • He has made derogative remarks, made players uncomfortable playing for him, and is not leading the team in the right direction.
  • It is an uncomfortable feeling to find in her sickness the conventions of beauty - boniness and pallor.
  • The government may finally find itself forced to address a subject that it has previously found uncomfortable. Times, Sunday Times
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