Word Origin things that contribute to bodily comfort and ease, as food, warmth, a comfortable bed, hot water for bathing, etc. Origin of creature comforts
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British Dictionary definitions for creature comfort material things or luxuries that help to provide for one's bodily comfort
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creature comfort in Culture
The basic physical things that make life pleasant — good food, warm clothing, etc.: “The poor frequently lack the creature comforts the rest of us take for granted.”
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Idioms and Phrases with creature comfort creature comfort
Something that contributes to physical comfort, such as food, clothing, or housing. For example,
Dean always stayed in the best hotels; he valued his creature comforts. This idiom was first recorded in 1659.
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