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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. comfortable

    Comfort (or being comfortable) 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 "in 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, and requires alleviation from that state. 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. For example, a person might sit in a chair without discomfort, but still find the addition of a pillow to the chair to increase their feeling of comfort. Something that provides this type of comfort, which does not seek to relieve hardship, can also be referred to as being "comfy".

ChatGPT

  1. comfortable

    Comfortable typically refers to a state or condition of physical or psychological ease, where an individual feels content, relaxed, or at ease. It implies a lack of physical discomfort, pain, or tension, and may also encompass a feeling of security, satisfaction, or emotional well-being. Comfortable can refer to various aspects of human experience, such as comfort in clothing or surroundings, a comfortable living situation, or feeling comfortable in social situations. It is subjective and varies from person to person based on their preferences and individual needs.

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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Numerology

  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. Tara Reed:

    At first I thought it would be more service-based, like video-chatting with an art adviser, but I overestimated how comfortable my customers would be talking about art, you know what you like and don’t like, but that doesn’t mean talking to a professional isn’t scary.

  2. Alperen Sengun:

    We are almost to the end of the season, i'm playing more comfortable and I've learned a lot.

  3. Doug Rinken:

    Tim Gjoraas want to help in any way Tim Gjoraas can, but Tim Gjoraas know that whatever Tim Gjoraas do, it isn't going to be enough, even this what we're doing today, it isn't going to change anything, but I just hope it makes him feel a little more comfortable. It maybe makes us feel a little better too.

  4. Jim Jordan:

    I am comfortable with the commander in chief having the sole authority to decide who has clearance and who doesn't.

  5. Shannon Farrell:

    She has swabbed countless people at the clinic since, wondering if shes exposing herself to the virus. Like many of her colleagues working in the COVID-19 world, she takes every possible precaution ; she showers at work after her shift, trying to ensure that she doesnt expose her parents to anything. Her work clothes go immediately into the washing machine. I just feel like this is such an unknown, said Koplin, who plans to return to bobsled next fall assuming bobsled season happens. Theres so many uncertainties and Im like, I dont want to take any chances in the sense that Im dragging this super-contagious virus around my house. Bren Jensen can relate. Shes a COVID-19 survivor. Being a survivor is her specialty. She lost a leg in a lawn-mower accident as a child and went on to represent the U.S. in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. She caught the virus, and a doctor that she shares an office with tested positive soon afterward. Theres no way of knowing how Bren Jensen got it or if she transmitted it to anyone else, but she was racked by guilt anyway. Ill be the first to admit that I was very skeptical, Bren Jensen said. Those first couple of weeks, I was even telling patients, Theres really not much to be concerned about unless you have underlying health issues or chronic lung disease. And then I came down with it and I realized how serious it was, because Im completely healthy and it took me down. She stayed down for three weeks, then returned to work. Her office has gone to whats called virtual visits, where patients are being seen remotely. Thats been a lifesaver just to keep everybody else calm, Bren Jensen said. Calmness is something Shannon Farrell has not found easily. Last week, she and another nurse held a mans hand as Shannon Farrell died, separated from Shannon Farrell family because of the threat of the virus. Easter dinner with her own family a couple days later was held outside, in a Wendys parking lot, social distancing practiced as they stood around their cars. The strangeness has been impossibly hard for Shannon Farrell to process. She knew as a high school junior, seven years ago, that this was her calling. But this may be beyond any worst-case scenario she envisioned. I helped to take care of my grandmother when she was sick with leukemia, and I remember liking that feeling of being helpful and making her feel more comfortable.

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