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Definition of "comfortable" []

  • Providing physical comfort: a comfortable chair. (adjective)
  • Free from stress or anxiety; at ease: not comfortable about the interview. (adjective)
  • Producing feelings of ease or security: a comfortable person; a comfortable evening at home. (adjective)
  • Sufficient to provide financial security: comfortable earnings. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "comfortable" in a sentence
  • "(for the general had chosen them) that they were each and all of them in their way comfortable, in the full English spirit of the word, and according to the French explanation of _comfortable_, given to us by the Duchess d'Abrantes, _convenablement bon_; but in compassion to Mr. Churchill's fastidious restlessness, she would now show him a perfection of"
  • "But that said, yes, for some people consuming porn can be totally unproductive, and the only way to remain comfortable is to forego it."
  • "I take my stand, therefore, upon this incontestable fact, that the man of leisure becomes daily more reluctant to undergo fatigue, that he eagerly seeks for what he calls the comfortable, that is to say for every means of sparing himself the play and the waste of the organs."