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"uncomfortable" in British English

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uncomfortableadjective

uk   /ʌnˈkʌmf.tə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈkʌm.fɚ.t̬ə-/
B1 not ​feelingcomfortable and ​pleasant, or not making you ​feelcomfortable and ​pleasant: I've ​eaten so much, I ​actuallyfeel uncomfortable. These ​shoes are really uncomfortable.C1 slightlyembarrassed, or making you ​feelslightlyembarrassed: an uncomfortable ​silence

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uncomfortably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
C1 I was ​warm but not uncomfortably so.
(Definition of uncomfortable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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uncomfortableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ʌnˈkʌm·fər·t̬ə·bəl, -ˈkʌmf·tər·bəl/
not ​comfortable or ​relaxed, or ​feelinganxiety: an uncomfortable ​chair She ​feels uncomfortable in a ​roomfull of ​strangers.
uncomfortably
adverb  us   /ʌnˈkʌm·fərt̬·ə·bli, -ˈkʌmf·tər·bli/
an uncomfortably ​warmday
(Definition of uncomfortable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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