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Meaning of comfortable by Wiktionary Dictionary



    comfort +‎ -able


    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈkʌm.ftɚ.bəl/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈkʌm.fɚ.tə.bəl/


    comfortable ( comparative more comfortable, superlative most comfortable )

    1. ( obsolete ) Comforting, providing comfort; consolatory. [14th-19th c.]
    2. Amply sufficient, satisfactory. [from 17th c.]
      A comfortable income should suffice to consider oneself rich .
      The home team is ahead by a comfortable margin .
    3. Providing comfort and ease; agreeable. [from 18th c.]
      This is the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in .
    4. In a state of comfort and content. [from 18th c.]
      I'll be quite comfortable here, what a great guestroom!


    • ( providing/enjoying comfort ): comforting, cozy, eathful, restful, snug
    • ( safely reliable ): safe


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    comfortable ( plural: comfortables )

    1. ( US ) A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter .

Explanation of comfortable by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief

    2. comfortable clothes
      comfortable suburban houses
      made himself comfortable in an armchair
      the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable
      are you comfortable?
    3. free from stress or conducive to mental ease

    4. was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared
      the comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong
      was comfortable in his religious beliefs
      she's a comfortable person to be with
      she felt comfortable with her fiance's parents
    5. in fortunate circumstances financially

    6. they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards
    7. sufficient to provide comfort

    8. a comfortable salary
    9. more than adequate

    10. the home team had a comfortable lead

    Definition of comfortable by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Comfortable a. [OF. confortable.]
      1. Strong; vigorous; valiant. [Obs.] Wyclif.

      Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's end. Shak.

      2. Serviceable; helpful. [Obs.]

      Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her. Shak.

      3. Affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, “a comfortable hope”. “Kind words and comfortable.” Cowper.

      A comfortable provision made for their subsistence. Dryden.

      4. In a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, “to lead a comfortable life”.

      My lord leans wondrously to discontent;

      His comfortable temper has forsook him:

      He is much out of health. Shak.

      5. Free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person. [U. S.]

    2. Comfortable, n. A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort. [U. S.]