[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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Examples from the Web for comfortably
We prefer to wave away the warning signs; like The Interview, Mulholland Drive was comfortably downplayed as over-the-top satire.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack
December 19, 2014
He was one of those men who could comfortably move from comedy to drama, from drama to comedy, to drama with comedy.How Mork Melted the Fonz: Henry Winkler Recalls Robin Williams’s Storming ‘Happy Days’ Debut
August 12, 2014
Contempt for the middle class is often barely concealed among those most comfortably ensconced in the emerging class order.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
August 10, 2014
The Tea Party hate machine has gone into overdrive in South Carolina, so how has Lindsey Graham survived so comfortably?Lindsey Graham’s Tea Party Teflon
June 10, 2014
He grew up, comfortably and happily he says, in an upper middle-class family, in Ohio.Exclusive: ‘X-Men’ Sex Abuse Lawyer Says He Was Assaulted, Too
May 6, 2014
At the breakfast-table, comfortably near the hearth, sat Horace Milbrey.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Harlowe House will hold, comfortably, thirty-two girls and no more.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
The place we entered was a comfortably furnished bachelor's apartment.City of Endless Night
So few men know how to arrange one comfortably in a steamer chair.'A Woman Intervenes
“I think von Francius would be a fiend if he could,” said Karl, comfortably.The First Violin
- 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 comfortably
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