creature comfort


Definition of creature comfort 

: something (such as food, warmth, or special accommodations) that gives bodily comfort

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Synonyms & Antonyms for creature comfort


accommodation, amenity, comfort, convenience, luxury, mod con [chiefly British], nicety


burden, millstone, weight

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Examples of creature comfort in a Sentence

she's too addicted to creature comforts to enjoy roughing it, even for a few days

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Affordable, lightweight, and with a swoonworthy swooping shape, teardrops are a great option for people who want a few creature comforts but don’t want to spend the money on a larger—and more expensive—camper van. Love campers and trailers? Megan Barber, Curbed, "Camper trailer blends classic teardrop style with loads of amenities," 2 July 2018 Yes, true ultralight hikers will scoff at this bit of advice, but the rest of us appreciate a few simple creature comforts when things aren't going our way. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "8 Things to Know Before You Hike the Appalachian Trail," 1 Mar. 2017 Rates that can run more than $700 provide such creature comforts as full beds, high thread-count sheets, bathrooms, plush towels, electrical outlets, barbecue grills and an on-site restaurant offering prime cuts of meat. Deepti Hajela,, "Luxury tents, gourmet meals redefine camping on NYC island," 9 July 2018 Access to a small creature comfort can be a big deal, and Starbucks needs to do its best to ensure that everyone has access to the comforts this ubiquitous company is uniquely positioned to provide. Karla Peterson,, "Starbucks' racism controversy is a corporate wake-up call," 18 Apr. 2018 Beyond these throwbacks, the Press Hotel is stocked with plenty of contemporary creature comforts, including including a gallery featuring works by local artists and marble baths with C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Sarah Firshein, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Travel Guide to Portland, Maine," 13 Apr. 2017 Although downtown Detroit today is newly bustling with millennials and their accompanying creature comforts, the crazy price of car insurance acts as a brake on further revitalisation. The Economist, "Why Detroit is the most expensive city in America to buy car insurance," 5 July 2018 Measuring 220 square feet and propped on stilts, these cabins offer all the creature comforts like a queen bed, bathroom, a sauna—even Wi-Fi. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Book this cozy A-frame cabin for your next glamping trip," 21 May 2018 Having the latest features Cars are changing quickly and there is a race to see which automaker can perfect new safety features and creature comforts. Jerry Reynolds, Houston Chronicle, "Leasing: Recommended option for senior citizens," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of creature comfort

1652, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of creature comfort was in 1652

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English Language Learners Definition of creature comfort

: something that makes life easier or more pleasant

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