- My sister spent several months there - and like everyone I've met who's ever been to the place, fell totally in love with it, despite its many ghastly discomforts and problems.
- As if by magic all the man's discomforts disappeared in a couple of days: his head was refreshed and his eyes became bright.
- Needless to say we're keeping all these environmental hazards and discomforts in mind and we'll be very, very careful to select our next house accordingly.
- He was also examined by a police surgeon and his own GP, and said he had suffered pain and discomfort and a slight scratch to his arm.
- And apart from altered bowel movement, IBS sufferers also complain about feeling bloated, abdominal pain and discomfort.
- See your doctor if you experience blood flecks in your stools, a change in your regular bowel habits, abdominal pain or discomfort lasting two weeks or more, or unexplained weight loss.
- He didn't say a word, just hovered somewhere between embarrassment, happiness and discomfort for a while.
- We are drawn to his women not by attractive packages but by the humanity of his subjects, by their discomfort or embarrassment, mirth or sadness, the surge of their blood.
- While I have the support of my family, the fact that these charges are outstanding has created embarrassment and discomfort for them in our community and in our family.
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- I like to see new things, though they often discomfort me.
- That's because there's something in the nature of live art that has the potential to discomfort us like no other form can.
- Although I was trained, I was quite discomforted by the new arrangement.
- It's just before the point when the pain turns from discomforting to agonising that he lets go of my hand.
- In patients with significantly discomforting or disabling symptoms that are not controlled with standard measures, specific allergy testing may be warranted.
- The most discomforting abdominal pains are the acute and gripping ones.
Middle English (as a verb in the sense 'dishearten, distress'): from Old French desconforter (verb), desconfort (noun), from des- (expressing reversal) + conforter 'to comfort' (see comfort).
On the difference between discomfort and discomfit, see discomfit (usage).