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English noun: comfort

1. comfort (state) a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain

SamplesHe is a man who enjoys his comfort.
She longed for the comfortableness of her armchair.


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

Narrower (hyponym)convenience, cosiness, coziness, ease, relief, snugness, solace, solacement

Attributecomfortable, comfy, uncomfortable

Antonymsdiscomfort, uncomfortableness

2. comfort (feeling) a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment

Broader (hypernym)pleasance, pleasure

Narrower (hyponym)alleviation, assuagement, consolation, relief, solace, solacement

3. comfort (act) the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

SamplesHis presence was a consolation to her.

Synonymsconsolation, solace

Broader (hypernym)ministration, relief, succor, succour

4. comfort (state) a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state

SamplesA life of luxury and ease.
He had all the material comforts of this world.


Broader (hypernym)affluence, richness

Narrower (hyponym)lap of luxury

5. comfort (state) satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing

SamplesHis friendship was a comfort.
A padded chair was one of the room's few comforts.

Broader (hypernym)gratification, satisfaction

6. comfort (artifact) bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

Synonymscomforter, puff, quilt

Broader (hypernym)bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding

Narrower (hyponym)continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown, patchwork, patchwork quilt

7. comfort (act) assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal

SamplesIt gave comfort to the enemy.

Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help

English verb: comfort

1. comfort (emotion) give moral or emotional strength to

ExamplesThe good news will comfort her

Synonymsconsole, solace, soothe

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)allay, calm, calm down, ease, lull, quiet, quieten, relieve, still, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

2. comfort (body) lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

SamplesEase the pain in your legs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve

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