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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

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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