from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Experiencing physical discomfort.
- adj. Ill at ease; uneasy.
- adj. Causing anxiety; disquieting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not comfortable.
- adj. Experiencing discomfort.
- adj. Uneasy or anxious.
- adj. Put off or disgusted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Feeling discomfort; uneasy.
- adj. Causing discomfort; disagreeable; unpleasant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not comfortable; affording no comfort; causing bodily or mental discomfort; giving uneasiness; disquieting: as, an uncomfortable seat or condition.
- Disagreeably situated; uneasy; ill at ease: as, to feel uncomfortable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. providing or experiencing physical discomfort
- adj. conducive to or feeling mental discomfort
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Tim Chambers uses the word uncomfortable to describe his first meeting with former Immaculata University women's basketball coach Cathy Rush.
They have striven to make this label uncomfortable, and they are reaping the fruits of that.
Sometimes this is done designedly: as by Mr. Snarling, who by long practice has attained the power of hinting and insinuating, in the course of a forenoon call, as many unpleasant things as may germinate into a crop of ill-tempers and worries which shall make the house at which he called uncomfortable all that day.
It's frightening to realize that there are apparently a sizable number of people out there afraid "uncomfortable" is just a code word because others disagree with them.
I guess what makes me uncomfortable is the public, unrepentant nature of this kind of thing.
So often the discussion it seems to get derailed into a debate on whether people "should" be offended by an incident (with the usual claims that anyone who isn't prudish should be just fine with images of sexy women or discussion of women's sexiness), rather than acknowledging that making a subset of your audience uncomfortable is a problem.
So you'd better be entertaining me while you're making me think in uncomfortable ways.
A few laughed with us, but many of the newer faces wore an expression of uncomfortable amusement.
That you would find such an experience uncomfortable is scarcely surprising.
At the end of the experience, I was left wondering what happens when claustrophobic people close their eyes when in uncomfortable surroundings.