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English adjective: comfortable

1. comfortable providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)


SamplesComfortable clothes.
Comfortable suburban houses.
Made himself comfortable in an armchair.
The antihistamine made her feel more comfortable.
Are you comfortable?.
Feeling comfy now?.


Synonymscomfy


Similarcosy, cozy, easy, homelike, homely, homey, homy, snug, soothing


Attributecomfort, comfortableness


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsuncomfortable

2. comfortable free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind


SamplesWas 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.


Similarcomforted


See alsoeasy


Antonymsuncomfortable

3. comfortable more than adequate


SamplesThe home team had a comfortable lead.


Similarwide


Antonymsnarrow

4. comfortable sufficient to provide comfort


SamplesA comfortable salary.


Similarsufficient


Antonymsinsufficient, deficient

5. comfortable in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich


SamplesThey were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards.
Easy living.
A prosperous family.
His family is well-situated financially.
Well-to-do members of the community.


Synonymseasy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do


Similarrich


Antonymspoor









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