Definition of Comfortable

1. Adjective. Providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief ('comfy' is informal). "Feeling comfy now?"

Exact synonyms: Comfy
Language type: Colloquialism
Attributes: Comfort, Comfortableness
Similar to: Cosy, Cozy, Snug, Easy, Homelike, Homely, Homey, Homy, Soothing
Derivative terms: Comfortableness
Antonyms: Uncomfortable

2. Adjective. Free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind. "She felt comfortable with her fiance's parents"
Similar to: Comforted
Also: Easy
Derivative terms: Comfortableness
Antonyms: Uncomfortable

3. Adjective. More than adequate. "The home team had a comfortable lead"
Similar to: Wide

4. Adjective. Sufficient to provide comfort. "A comfortable salary"
Similar to: Sufficient

5. Adjective. In fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich. "Well-to-do members of the community"
Exact synonyms: Easy, Prosperous, Well-fixed, Well-heeled, Well-off, Well-situated, Well-to-do
Similar to: Rich
Derivative terms: Prosperity

Definition of Comfortable

1. a. Strong; vigorous; valiant.

2. n. A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort.

Definition of Comfortable

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Comforting, providing comfort; consolatory. (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Amply sufficient, satisfactory. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. Providing comfort and ease; agreeable. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. In a state of comfort and content. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (American English) A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter. ¹

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Definition of Comfortable

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Comfortable

comfort break
comfort breaks
comfort food
comfort girls
comfort station
comfort woman
comfort women
comfort zone
comfort zones
comfortable (current term)
comfortable in one's own skin
comfortable in one's skin
comfortably off

Literary usage of Comfortable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"The men of the unfortunate Hansa proceeded to make themselves as comfortable as possible on their drifting island of ice, which at first was about seven ..."

2. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1841)
"comfortable Lodgings.—Journey continued.—Stony Road.—Beautiful Hiver. ... THE next morning we found the convent was so comfortable, we were so abundantly ..."

3. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana (1897)
"comfortable weather, and into that routine of sea life which is only broken by a storm, a sail, or the sight of land. CHAPTER III. ..."

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