uncomfortable

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. uneasy; cramped; disturbed, restless; embarrassing, difficult; unpleasant, distressing. See discontent.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Troubled in body or mind]
Syn. distressed, ill at ease, uneasy, embarrassed, nervous, disturbed, pained, miserable, wretched, restless, fretted, annoyed, angry, in pain, smarting, suffering, discomposed, disquieted, discomfited, upset, vexed, on pins and needles, weary, tired, fatigued, exhausted, strained, worn, aching, griped, wracked, on the wrack, sore, galled, stiff, chafed, cramped, agonized, hurt, anguished.
Ant. quiet*, rested, happy*.
2. [Causing discomfort]
Syn. ill-fitting, awkward, annoying, embarrassing, irritating, galling, wearisome, vexatious, bothersome, difficult, hard, thorny, troublesome, harsh, grievous, dolorous, bitter, excruciating, afflictive, distressing, distressful, torturing, painful, agonizing, disagreeable.
Ant. easy*, pleasant, grateful.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. painful agonizing, irritating, excruciating, awkward, harsh, cutting, pinching, biting, cramped, troublesome, bothersome.
2. uneasy ill-at-ease, self-conscious, nervous, anxious, distressed, on edge, tense, restless, miserable, *on pins and needles, troubled, *sweating bullets.
ANT.: 1. comfortable, pleasurable, agreeable. 2. relaxed, comfortable, at ease
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Characterized by embarrassment and discomfort: awkward, constrained, uneasy. See FEELINGS. 2. Causing discomfort: comfortless, uncomforting. Informal: uncomfy. See COMFORT.

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