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dis·com·fort

discomfort

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs kuhm frt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a condition of being uneasy or in pain.
He felt discomfort for weeks after the surgery.I noticed her discomfort at being asked to talk in class.
synonyms:
affliction, distress, pain, uneasiness
antonyms:
comfort
similar words:
annoyance, anxiety, irritation, misery, worry
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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-