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Comfortable - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Comfortable' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Comfortable [ a.]
- Strong; vigorous; valiant.
- Serviceable; helpful.
- 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.
2 . Comfortable [ n.]
- A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort.

Meaning of 'Comfortable' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . comfortable [ a]
Meaning (1):
- providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)
Example in sentence:
  • are you comfortable?;
  • comfortable clothes;
  • comfortable suburban houses;
  • feeling comfy now?;
  • made himself comfortable in an armchair;
  • the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable
Meaning (2):
- free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind
Example in sentence:
  • she felt comfortable with her fiance's parents;
  • she's a comfortable person to be with;
  • the comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong;
  • was comfortable in his religious beliefs;
  • was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared
3 . comfortable [ s]
Meaning (3):
- sufficient to provide comfort
Example in sentence:
  • a comfortable salary
Meaning (4):
- in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
Example in sentence:
  • a prosperous family;
  • easy living;
  • his family is well-situated financially;
  • they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards;
  • well-to-do members of the community
Meaning (5):
- more than adequate
Example in sentence:
  • the home team had a comfortable lead