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comfortlessness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The state or quality of being comfortless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being comfortless.

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Examples

  • It is those desolate East Prussian flatlands still within him, the comfortlessness of his childhood, so different from her own.

    Rachel Cusk | Portraits

  • The boat was a forty-meter column of steely comfortlessness, standing among its fellows at the end of Nomad Valley.

    Starways

  • At his words, the picture of the little shack -- her home now -- as it had looked the first time she saw it in all its comfortlessness, its untidy squalor, rose before her eyes.

    The Land of Promise

  • Short leave to Paris ought to bequeath a main impression of swift transition from the dirt, danger, and comfortlessness of the trenches to broad pavements, shop windows, well-dressed women, smooth courtliness, and restaurant luxuries; to fresh incisive talks on politics and the Arts, to meetings with old friends and visits to well-remembered haunts of the Paris one knew before August 1914.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • So that even in the sunshine the crude comfortlessness and inferior savagery of the place only repelled her.

    The Lost Girl

  • As they talked, Mrs. Field again chilled with the cold gray comfortlessness of it all: to be sick in such a place!

    Other Main-Travelled Roads

  • As they talked, Mrs. Field again chilled with the cold gray comfortlessness of it all; to be sick in such a place!

    Wayside Courtships

  • It looked wretched enough as the two young men made their way in, but everywhere looked wretched, only the bareness and comfortlessness impressed one doubly when viewed in connection with physical suffering that would have been hard to endure even with all the alleviations and tenderness of friends and home about one.

    Grandmother Dear A Book for Boys and Girls

  • Vast, sheer walls, unbroken by even an attempt at ornament; row above row of windows in the mud-coloured surface, upwards, upwards, lifeless eyes, murky openings that tell of bareness, disorder, comfortlessness within.

    The Nether World

  • She invited the farmer laird to enter that charmed ring, which, of course, he could not help contrasting with the loneliness and comfortlessness of Bourhope.

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

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