Meaning of DISCOMFORT in English
/ dɪsˈkʌmfət; NAmE -fərt/ noun , verb
[ U ] a feeling of slight pain or of being physically uncomfortable :
You will experience some minor discomfort during the treatment.
[ U ] a feeling of worry or embarrassment
SYN unease :
John's presence caused her considerable discomfort.
[ C ] ( formal ) something that makes you feel uncomfortable or causes you a slight feeling of pain
[ vn ] [ often passive ] ( formal ) to make sb feel anxious or embarrassed
Middle English (as a verb in the sense dishearten ): from Old French desconforter (verb), desconfort (noun), from des- (expressing reversal) + conforter to comfort, from late Latin confortare strengthen, from com- (expressing intensive force) + Latin fortis strong.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005