AskDefine | Define comfortable

Dictionary Definition

comfortable adj
1 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?" [syn: comfy] [ant: uncomfortable]
2 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" [ant: uncomfortable]
3 more than adequate; "the home team had a comfortable lead"
4 sufficient to provide comfort; "a comfortable salary"
5 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" [syn: easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Providing comfort; agreeable
    This is the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in
  2. Leaving little risk
    The home team is ahead by a comfortable margin




Extensive Definition

Comfort may mean:
United States Navy ships:

See also

comfortable in German: Comfort
comfortable in Dutch: Comfort
comfortable in Japanese: コンフォート

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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