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  • Mental or bodily distress.
  • Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dis*com"fort (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomforted; p. pr. & vb. n. Discomforting.] [OF. desconforter, F. déconforter, to discourage; pref. des- (L dis-) + conforter. See Comfort.] 1. To discourage; to deject.

His funeral shall not be in our camp,
Lest it discomfort us.
Shak.

2. To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive of quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky chimney discomforts a family.

Dis*com"fort, n. [OF. desconfort, F. déconfort. See Discomfort, v. t.] 1. Discouragement. [Obs.] Shak.

2. Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow. "An age of spiritual discomfort." M. Arnold.

Strive against all the discomforts of thy sufferings.
Bp. Hall.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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