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discomfort

dis·com·fort

discomfort

 
pronunciation:
dIs kuhm frt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: uneasiness, pain, or distress of mind or body.
synonyms:
affliction, distress, pain, uneasiness
antonyms:
comfort, pleasure
similar words:
annoyance, anxiety, disquietude, irritation, malaise, misery, vexation, worry
definition 2: that which causes uneasiness, distress, or pain.
synonyms:
affliction, pain
similar words:
ache, annoyance, burden, distress, hardship, hurt, misery, nuisance, trouble, vexation, worry
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: discomforted, discomforting, discomforts
definition: to cause uneasiness, distress, or pain in; make uncomfortable.
synonyms:
disquiet, distress, unsettle, upset
similar words:
ail, discomfit, discompose, disturb, embarrass, pain, perturb, trouble, worry
Word Parts
The word discomfort contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-