verb (used with object)
Origin of comfort
Synonyms for comfort
Examples from the Web for comfortless
Historical Examples of comfortless
It seemed hard to leave her to such a lonely, comfortless home.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
For they were the only gods that were left, and a comfortless set of gods they were!The Harbor
He remembered how bare and comfortless he had thought the room.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
I rose, but did not wish to leave him comfortless in 298 the rising wind.The Cruise of the Shining Light
A winter mining-camp is the most bleak and comfortless of places.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Word Origin for comfort
late 13c., conforten "to cheer up, console," from Old French conforter "to comfort, to solace; to help, strengthen," from Late Latin confortare "to strengthen much" (used in Vulgate), from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fortis "strong" (see fort). Change of -n- to -m- began in English 14c. Related: Comforted; comforting.
c.1200, "feeling of relief" (as still in to take comfort in something); also "source of alleviation or relief;" from Old French confort (see comfort (v.)). Replaced Old English frofor. Comforts (as opposed to necessities and luxuries) is from 1650s.
see cold comfort; creature comforts; too close for comfort.