comfortable

[ kuhmf-tuh-buhl, kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈkʌmf tə bəl, ˈkʌm fər tə bəl /

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.
Obsolete. cheerful.

noun

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

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Origin of comfortable

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

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British Dictionary definitions for comfortable

comfortable
/ (ˈkʌmftəbəl, ˈkʌmfətəbəl) /

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 of comfortable

comfortableness, nouncomfortably, adverb
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