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discomfort (plural discomforts)
- Mental or bodily distress.
- Something that disturbs one’s comfort; an annoyance.
2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
- Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.
mental or bodily distress
something that disturbs one’s comfort
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- To cause annoyance or distress to.
- (obsolete) To discourage; to deject.
- His funeral shall not be in our camp, / Lest it discomfort us.
As a verb, the unrelated term discomfit is often used instead, largely interchangeably, though this is proscribed by some as an error, discomfit originally meaning “destroy”, not “distress”.