Discomfort is the feeling of irritation, soreness, or pain that, though not severe, is annoying. Every year, people who get a cold or the flu experience a few days of discomfort.
The noun discomfort is good for describing situations when you aren’t quite in pain, but you don’t feel very good. Things that cause discomfort include a dull toothache, a blister on your foot, and a terrible mattress. Discomfort can also describe embarrassment, like the discomfort you’d feel if you suddenly realized you were in the wrong classroom.
the state of being tense and feeling pain
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an inconvenient discomfort
malaise, unease, uneasiness
physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant
an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress