discomfort Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"discomfort" in British English

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discomfortnoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈskʌm.fət/  us   /-fɚt/
C1 a ​feeling of being ​uncomfortablephysically or ​mentally, or something that ​causes this: You may ​feel a little discomfort for a few ​days after the ​operation.
(Definition of discomfort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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discomfortnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪsˈkʌm·fərt/
the ​feeling of not being ​comfortable, either from a ​physicalcause or from a ​situation, or something that ​causes this ​feeling: [U] It’s ​clear that both ​parties have some ​degree of discomfort with the ​idea. [U] She ​laughed at his discomfort (= ​embarrassment). Discomfort is also ​pain, usually not ​severe: [U] I could move my ​arm, but I had a lot of discomfort.
(Definition of discomfort from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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