- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ʌnˈkʌmf.tə.bəl/, /ʌnˈkʌm.fə.tə.bəl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ʌnˈkʌm.fɚ.tə.bəl/, /ʌnˈkʌmf.tɚ.bəl/
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- Not comfortable; causing discomfort.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 15, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- Edward Churchill still attended to his work in a hopeless mechanical manner like a sleep-walker who walks safely on a well-known round. But his Roman collar galled him, his cossack stifled him, his biretta was as uncomfortable as a merry-andrew's cap and bells.
- The class squirmed and fidgeted in the uncomfortable new chairs.
- Experiencing discomfort.
- Uneasy or anxious.
- Sharing a house with them made me uncomfortable.
- Put off or disgusted.
Although the word uncomfortable looks (etymonically) like one of its senses could be synonymous with inconsolable, it does not have that sense; the absence of that sense is simply a lexical gap. In parallel, the same is true of comfortable and consolable, as well as comfortability and consolability.
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