Definition of comfortable
1a : affording or enjoying contentment and security a comfortable incomeb : affording or enjoying physical comfort a comfortable chair was too comfortable to move
2a : free from vexation or doubt comfortable assumptions Lamb was comfortable in his ignorance of what he did not choose to know. — James Mason Brownb : free from stress or tension a comfortable routine stayed at a comfortable distance from the crowd
comfortablyplay \ˈkəm(p)(f)-tə(r)-blē, ˈkəm(p)-fə(r)-tə-blē, ˈkəm-fə(r)-blē\ adverb
Examples of comfortable in a sentence
These shoes aren't very comfortable for walking.
I can't seem to find a comfortable position in this chair.
Are you comfortable enough in that chair?
The nurse turned the patient on his side and asked him if he was comfortable.
I was just getting comfortable when the phone rang.
They stayed at a comfortable distance from the crowd.
He has a comfortable job.
She makes a comfortable living as a journalist.
They enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.
Origin and Etymology of comfortable
First Known Use: 1769
Synonym Discussion of comfortable
COMFORTABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of comfortable for English Language Learners
: 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
COMFORTABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of comfortable for Students
1 : giving physical ease a comfortable chair
2 : more than what is needed a comfortable income
3 : physically at ease
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