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un·com·fort·a·ble / ˌənˈkəmfərtəbəl; -ˈkəmftərbəl/ • adj. causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort: athlete's foot is a painful and uncomfortable condition. ∎  causing or feeling unease or awkwardness: he began to feel uncomfortable at the man's hard stare an uncomfortable silence.DERIVATIVES: un·com·fort·a·ble·ness n.un·com·fort·a·bly / -blē/ adv. the house was dark and uncomfortably cold.