[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 comfortable
The resulting Wool Runners were comfortable, eco-friendly, machine-washable, and super cute—and sold out almost immediately.The Coolest Fashion Innovations of 2014
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Hitchcock is very proud of his kitchen; he's comfortable here.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Men and women balance each other out, and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other.The Beyoncé Manifesto: Quotes on Nihilism and Feminism
December 12, 2014
Otherwise, he decides whether or not to perform a wedding based on how comfortable he feels with the spouse on the outside.Saying Yes to the Dress—Behind Bars
December 8, 2014
The shirts are comfortable and elaborate and the suits feel relaxed yet durable.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way
December 1, 2014
It is a well-known fact that all living beings like to be comfortable.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
There, by the light of a lantern, he and Jud made Andrew as comfortable as possible.Way of the Lawless
They are probably the richest and most comfortable population of Europe at this hour.
Truth to tell, Burke was far from comfortable under that survey.Within the Law
It had the well-worn look of an old coat, shabby but comfortable.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- 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 comfortable
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