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
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. See More
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Chairs that tuck into a table can save a lot of space in smaller homes when no one is using the dining table.—Paige Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Nov. 2023 JetBlue This popular carrier—well-liked by passengers for its comfortable seats, extra economy leg room, and in-flight entertainment—has travel deals until November 29.—Jamie Spain, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Nov. 2023 The first hostages to be released have described a subterranean purgatory in which they were deprived of light, adequate food, comfortable sleep and information.—Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English comfortable, confortable "invigorating, encouraging, consoling, pleasant, agreeable," borrowed from Anglo-French confortable "comforting, encouraging," from conforter "to strengthen, encourage, comfort entry 1" + -able-able