What does comfortable mean?

Definitions for comfortable
ˈkʌmf tə bəl, ˈkʌm fər tə bəlcom·fort·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfortable, comfyadjective

    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?"

  2. comfortableadjective

    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"

  3. comfortableadjective

    more than adequate

    "the home team had a comfortable lead"

  4. comfortableadjective

    sufficient to provide comfort

    "a comfortable salary"

  5. comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-doadjective

    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"


  1. comfortableadjective

    Comforting, providing comfort; consolatory.

  2. comfortableadjective

    Amply sufficient, satisfactory.

  3. comfortableadjective

    Providing comfort and ease; agreeable.

    This is the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in.

  4. comfortableadjective

    In a state of comfort and content.

    I'll be quite comfortable here, what a great guestroom!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Comfortableadjective

    Etymology: from comfort.

    For my sake be comfortable; hold death
    A while at the arm’s end. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    My lord leans wond’rously to discontent;
    His comfortable temper has forsook him:
    He is much out of health. William Shakespeare, Timon.

    What can promise him a comfortable appearance before his dreadful judge? South.

    He had no brother, which though it be comfortable for kings to have, yet draweth the subjects eyes aside. Francis Bacon, Hen. VII.

    The lives of many miserable men were saved, and a comfortable provision made for their subsistence. John Dryden, Fab. Dedic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comfortableadjective

    strong; vigorous; valiant

  2. Comfortableadjective

    serviceable; helpful

  3. Comfortableadjective

    affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable hope

  4. Comfortableadjective

    in a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a comfortable life

  5. Comfortableadjective

    free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person

  6. Comfortablenoun

    a stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort

  7. Etymology: [OF. confortable.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comfortable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2637

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comfortable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2404

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comfortable' in Adjectives Frequency: #340

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comfortable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comfortable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of comfortable in a Sentence

  1. Rich Polk/Getty Images:

    Maybe he is, like a whole snake. But I didn’t see him that way, i made an assumption that he was gonna be chill about it, and he went and shared information that I didn’t feel comfortable with him sharing.

  2. Nataliya Bugayova:

    The repression security services are used to comfortable living and need to be economically supported, i think this is the first time where that might be called into question, because of the effects of sanctions, [they] might make it challenging for Putin to feed his whole repression regime.

  3. Erin Bromage:

    Not a lot of my friends know what we should be doing now in this brave new world, i was trying to give them the tools they need to know if you end up indoors — which we're going to — in an environment where there seems like there's a lot of people, and it just doesn't feel right, then that's a situation that you should avoid. Use your feet, find somewhere else that feels more comfortable for you.

  4. Annmarie Chiarini:

    I was never comfortable with it for a lot of reasons, but ... finally I relented.

  5. Roger Federer:

    I do like the conditions here. I mean, obviously hard courts is the surface I feel very comfortable on, normally, if you put in good work in the off-season and work hard, you're going to get good rewards at the beginning of the year. I feel like the effort and work that I put in December has helped me here.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
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    • C. excogitate
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