- 1[uncountable] a feeling of slight pain or of being physically uncomfortable You will experience some minor discomfort during the treatment. abdominal discomfort
- 2[uncountable] a feeling of worry or embarrassment synonym unease John's presence caused her considerable discomfort. I could sense their discomfort at what I was saying.
- 3[countable] (formal) something that makes you feel uncomfortable or causes you a slight feeling of pain the dangers and discomforts of a life at sea