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adjective com·fort·able \ˈkəm(p)(f)-tə(r)-bəl, ˈkəm(p)-fə(r)-tə-bəl, ˈkəm-fə(r)-bəl\

Simple Definition of comfortable

  • : not causing any physically unpleasant feelings : producing physical comfort

  • : not having any physically unpleasant feelings : experiencing physical comfort

  • : allowing you to be relaxed : causing no worries, difficulty, or uncertainty

Full Definition of comfortable

  1. 1 a :  affording or enjoying contentment and security <a comfortable income> b :  affording or enjoying physical comfort <a comfortable chair> <was too comfortable to move>

  2. 2 a :  free from vexation or doubt <comfortable assumptions> b :  free from stress or tension <a comfortable routine>

com·fort·able·ness noun
com·fort·ably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of comfortable

  1. These shoes aren't very comfortable for walking.

  2. I can't seem to find a comfortable position in this chair.

  3. Are you comfortable enough in that chair?

  4. The nurse turned the patient on his side and asked him if he was comfortable.

  5. I was just getting comfortable when the phone rang.

  6. They stayed at a comfortable distance from the crowd.

  7. He has a comfortable job.

  8. She makes a comfortable living as a journalist.

  9. They enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.


First Known Use of comfortable


Synonym Discussion of comfortable

comfortable, cozy, snug, easy, restful mean enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security. comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease <started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings>. cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness <a cozy neighborhood coffee shop>. snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more <a snug little cottage>. easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint <living in easy circumstances>. restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation <a quiet restful vacation>.

COMFORTABLE Defined for Kids


adjective com·fort·able \ˈkəm-fər-tə-bəl, ˈkəmf-tər-bəl\

Definition of comfortable

  1. 1 :  giving physical ease <a comfortable chair>

  2. 2 :  more than what is needed <a comfortable income>

  3. 3 :  physically at ease

com·fort·ably \-blē\ adjective

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February 6, 2016

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