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adjective uncomfortable pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈkʌmftəb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    if you are uncomfortable, you have an unpleasant or slightly painful feeling in part of your body
    You’ll be uncomfortable for a few days after the surgery.
    She felt cold and uncomfortable.
    They were sitting in a very uncomfortable position.
    1. a.
      used about something that makes you feel uncomfortable
      uncomfortable clothes/shoes
      an uncomfortable-looking chair
      We spent an uncomfortable night in a noisy hotel.
  2. 2
    feeling embarrassed or nervous
    Not knowing anyone made her feel very uncomfortable.
    uncomfortable about/with: I’m uncomfortable about Danny going on the bus by himself.
    1. a.
      used about things that make people feel embarrassed or nervous
      It was an uncomfortable reminder of his past failure.
      A long uncomfortable silence followed.

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 uncomfortable pronunciation in British English adverb


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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