Definition of discomfort verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

discomfort

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verb
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfərt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they discomfort
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfərt//
 
he / she / it discomforts
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfəts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfərts//
 
past simple discomforted
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfərtɪd//
 
past participle discomforted
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfərtɪd//
 
-ing form discomforting
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkʌmfətɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkʌmfərtɪŋ//
 
Embarrassment
 
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[often passive] discomfort somebody (formal) to make somebody feel anxious or embarrassed Many patients complained of being discomforted by the doctor’s manner. See related entries: Embarrassment Word Origin Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘dishearten’): from Old French desconforter (verb), desconfort (noun), from des- (expressing reversal) + conforter ‘to comfort’, from late Latin confortare ‘strengthen’, from com- (expressing intensive force) + Latin fortis ‘strong’.
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