[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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for comfortableness
They would all have been ready to cushion themselves on her comfortableness.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days
Harriet's fundamental quality is homeliness, comfortableness.Adventures In Contentment
It is a moral frost which no physical warmth or comfortableness could counteract.The Old Apple Dealer (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Sins of that kind affected the reputation of her mansion, and jarred, moreover, on her sense of comfortableness.The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant
Alexander Johnstone Wilson
It is a moral frost which no physical warmth or comfortableness could 68 counteract.English: Composition and Literature
W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
- 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
Word Origin and History for comfortableness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper