uncomfortable

adj.
1 not comfortable
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem
become, get
make sth

Sharp stones on the path made walking barefoot rather uncomfortable.

find sth

I find these chairs incredibly uncomfortable.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
downright, incredibly, most, terribly
physically
2 feeling/causing worry/embarrassment
VERBS
appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound
become, get, grow

He started to get a little uncomfortable as the conversation continued.

remain

A few remain highly uncomfortable with the idea of same-sex marriage.

make sb

The way he looked at her made her distinctly uncomfortable.

leave sb

This discussion leaves them uncomfortable.

find sth
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
acutely, decidedly, deeply, distinctly, downright, highly, horribly, incredibly, most, profoundly, terribly
increasingly
a little, slightly, etc.
mildly, vaguely
clearly, obviously, visibly
suddenly

I noticed that Elisa was suddenly uncomfortable and blushing.

PREPOSITION
about

She was a little uncomfortable about this situation.

at

He looked uncomfortable at the news.

with

Planners seem a little uncomfortable with the current guidelines.

Uncomfortable is used with these nouns: ↑chair, ↑feeling, ↑pause, ↑position, ↑ride, ↑silence, ↑situation, ↑truth

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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