discomfortable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old French desconfortable.

Adjective[edit]

discomfortable (comparative more discomfortable, superlative most discomfortable)

  1. (obsolete) Causing discomfort or uneasiness.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Philip Sidney to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) uncomfortable
    • (Can we date this quote?), Thackeray, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      A labyrinth of little discomfortable garrets.
  3. shameful; such as to bring disgrace upon
    • 1898, Henry James, The Turn of the Screw
      But there was everything, for our apprehension, in the lucky fact that no discomfortable legend, no perturbation of scullions, had ever, within anyone's memory attached to the kind old place.

Derived terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for discomfortable in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)