[ kuhmf-tuh-buh l, kuhm-fer-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈkʌmf tə bəl, ˈkʌm fər tə bəl /
(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.
Chiefly Northern U.S. a quilted bedcover; comforter.
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Origin of comfortable
com·fort·a·ble·ness, com·fort·a·bil·i·ty, nouncom·fort·a·bly, adverbqua·si-com·fort·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-com·fort·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for comfortability
/ (ˈkʌmftəbəl, ˈkʌmfətəbəl) /
giving comfort or physical relief
free from affliction or pain
(of a person or situation) relaxing
informal having adequate income
informal (of income) adequate to provide comfort
Derived Formscomfortableness, nouncomfortably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for comfortability
mid-14c., "affording mental comfort," from Anglo-French confortable, from conforter "to comfort" (see comfort (v.)); also see -able. Meaning "offering physical comfort" is attested from 1769; that of "in a state of tranquil enjoyment" is from 1770.
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