comfortable [ kuhmf-t uh-b uh l, kuhm-fer-t uh-b uh l] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective (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. noun Chiefly Northern U.S. a quilted bedcover; comforter. Origin of comfortable
First recorded in
1350–1400; Middle English
-able Related forms com·fort·a·ble·ness, com·fort·a·bil·i·ty, 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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Examples from the Web for comfortableness Historical Examples of comfortableness British Dictionary definitions for comfortableness adjective 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 Derived Forms comfortableness, noun comfortably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for comfortableness adj.
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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