What does the word discomfort mean?

Usage examples for discomfort

  1. But, with all the discomfort it brought, never had rain been more welcome. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  2. For a time the two seas, the old and the new, fought each other to our discomfort; but the old yielded, and, as the new got its even, regular swing, the Iroquois agreed with its enemy of the moment and rode easily. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  3. To Delafield's discomfort, indeed, she poured out upon him a stream of confidences he would have gladly avoided. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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