Definitions for comfortableˈkʌmf tə bəl, ˈkʌm fər tə bəl
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providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)
"comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "feeling comfy now?"
free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind
"was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared"; "the comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong"; "was comfortable in his religious beliefs"; "she's a comfortable person to be with"; "she felt comfortable with her fiance's parents"
more than adequate
"the home team had a comfortable lead"
sufficient to provide comfort
"a comfortable salary"
comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do(adj)
in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
"they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community"
Comforting, providing comfort; consolatory.
Amply sufficient, satisfactory.
Providing comfort and ease; agreeable.
This is the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in.
In a state of comfort and content.
I'll be quite comfortable here, what a great guestroom!
strong; vigorous; valiant
affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable hope
in a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a comfortable life
free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person
a stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort
Origin: [OF. confortable.]
Comfort is a sense of physical or psychological ease, often characterized as a lack of hardship. Persons who are lacking in comfort are uncomfortable, or experiencing discomfort. A degree of psychological comfort can be achieved by recreating experiences that are associated with pleasant memories, such as engaging in familiar activities, maintaining the presence of familiar objects, and consumption of comfort foods. Comfort is a particular concern in health care, as providing comfort to the sick and injured is one goal of healthcare, and can facilitate recovery. Persons who are surrounded with things that provide psychological comfort may be described as being within their comfort zone. Because of the personal nature of positive associations, psychological comfort is highly subjective. The use of "comfort" as a verb generally implies that the subject is in a state of pain, suffering or affliction. Where the term is used to describe the support given to someone who has experienced a tragedy, the word is synonymous with consolation or solace. However, comfort is used much more broadly, as one can provide physical comfort to someone who is not in a position to be uncomfortable.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'comfortable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2637
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'comfortable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2404
Rank popularity for the word 'comfortable' in Adjectives Frequency: #340
Translations for comfortable
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- مريح, وثير, مرتاحArabic
- удобен, комфортен, уютенBulgarian
- còmodeCatalan, Valencian
- cysurus, cyfforddusWelsh
- komfortabel, gemütlich, bequem, kommod, behaglichGerman
- turvallinen, mukavaFinnish
- socair, socrach, cofhurtail, sòlasachScottish Gaelic
- confortevole, comodoItalian
- 快適, 気楽, 安楽Japanese
- ērts, komfortablsLatvian
- tangatanga, hāneanea, āhuruMāori
- gemakkelijk, comfortabelDutch
- комфортабельный, удобный, уютныйRussian
- komfortabel, behaglig, bekväm, skönSwedish
- آرام دہUrdu
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