[kuhmf-tuh-buh l, kuhm-fer-tuh-buh l]
- (of clothing, furniture, etc.) producing or affording physical comfort, support, or ease: a comfortable chair; comfortable shoes.
- being in a state of physical or mental comfort; contented and undisturbed; at ease: to be comfortable in new shoes; I don't feel comfortable in the same room with her.
- (of a person, situation, etc.) producing mental comfort or ease; easy to accommodate oneself to or associate with: She's a comfortable person to be with.
- more than adequate or sufficient: a comfortable salary.
- Obsolete. cheerful.
- Chiefly Northern U.S. a quilted bedcover; comforter.
Origin of comfortable
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- giving comfort or physical relief
- at ease
- free from affliction or pain
- (of a person or situation) relaxing
- informal having adequate income
- informal (of income) adequate to provide comfort
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Word Origin and History for comfortability
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