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Uncomfortability

noun Blend
The act of making another extremely anxious or upset. The word 'uncomfortability' was formed by blending the adjective 'uncomfortable' and the noun 'ability' in order to yield a word that meant 'the skill to make another uneasy or upset', very similar to the formation of 'stretchability' (from the clothing industry). It was coined to replace a phrase, like 'efforts to annoy' or something similar, with one word, making it much catchier and easier to remember. It is not particularly formal since it is a neologism, but it does not have an informal connotation and could really be used by anyone in a wide variety of circumstances.
 
"I'm invincible to uncomfortability."
Etymology : Blend - noun 'uncomfortable' + noun 'ability'
Source : Student, Nov. 22, 2010
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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