comfortable (adj.)

mid-14c., "affording mental or spiritual comfort," from Anglo-French and Old French confortable "comforting; pleasant, agreeable," from conforter "to comfort, solace" (see comfort (v.)); also see -able. Meaning "cheering, cheerful" is from c. 1400. Meaning "offering physical comfort" is attested from 1769; that of "in a state of tranquil enjoyment" is from 1770.

updated on January 28, 2018

Definitions of comfortable from WordNet

comfortable (adj.)
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?
Synonyms: comfy
comfortable (adj.)
free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind;
was comfortable in his religious beliefs
she felt comfortable with her fiance's parents
was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared
the comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong
she's a comfortable person to be with
comfortable (adj.)
more than adequate;
the home team had a comfortable lead
comfortable (adj.)
sufficient to provide comfort;
a comfortable salary
comfortable (adj.)
in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich;
they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards
Synonyms: easy / prosperous / well-fixed / well-heeled / well-off / well-situated / well-to-do
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