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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?.


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

Attributecomfort, comfortableness

Domain usagecolloquialism


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.


See alsoeasy


3. comfortable more than adequate

SamplesThe home team had a comfortable lead.



4. comfortable sufficient to provide comfort

SamplesA comfortable salary.


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



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