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[ kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl, kuhmf-ter-buhl ]


  1. (of clothing, furniture, etc.) producing or affording physical comfort, support, or ease:

    a comfortable chair;

    comfortable shoes.

  2. 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.

  3. (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.

  4. more than adequate or sufficient:

    a comfortable salary.

  5. Obsolete. cheerful.


  1. Chiefly Northern U.S. a quilted bedcover; comforter.


/ ˈkʌmfətəbəl; ˈkʌmftəbəl /


  1. giving comfort or physical relief
  2. at ease
  3. free from affliction or pain
  4. (of a person or situation) relaxing
  5. informal.
    having adequate income
  6. informal.
    (of income) adequate to provide comfort

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Derived Forms

  • ˈcomfortableness, noun
  • ˈcomfortably, adverb

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Other Words From

  • com·fort·a·ble·ness com·fort·a·bil·i·ty [kuhm-fer-t, uh, -, bil, -i-tee, kuhmf-ter-, bil, -i-tee], noun
  • com·fort·a·bly adverb
  • qua·si-com·fort·a·ble adjective
  • qua·si-com·fort·a·bly adverb
  • su·per·com·fort·a·ble adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of comfortable1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Anglo-French word confortable. See comfort, -able

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Example Sentences

We got more comfortable with Microsoft Teams and things like that.

From Vox

They are used to creating a musical work without revision, and so they are comfortable with the notion that an answer can precede a question.

It isn’t always pain free, but it is easier and more comfortable and more spiritual.

One is very comfortable watching sex with me, while the other will immediately walk out of the room.

The plush fabric is comfortable, available in various colors, and can be machine washed.

I need to resist my urge to talk them into my truth, just so I can feel more comfortable and secure.

His goal: to make the perfect (and absolutely comfortable) high-heel, with the help from Nike CEO Mark Parker.

But she was less comfortable with it before she was an established name in fashion.

The resulting Wool Runners were comfortable, eco-friendly, machine-washable, and super cute—and sold out almost immediately.

I do not recall what sort of aeroplane Mr. Hughes had at the time; however, it was quite comfortable, as I recall.

Behold a dumpy, comfortable British paterfamilias in a light flannel suit and a faded sun hat.

"She used to be so well—so bright," said Angela, who also appeared to have the desire to say something kind and comfortable.

Not but that a cabriolet is a good vehicle of its sort: I know of few more comfortable.

The lazy giant was sprawling on the most comfortable of the sofas; the pair were alone in the dainty little drawing-room.

However, the fires were stirred up, and things made as comfortable as circumstances would admit of.