comfortable

The adjective comfortable describes something that makes you feel relaxed, like a comfortable couch that makes you want to curl up on it and take a nap.

In addition to describing things that feel good, like shoes that don't hurt your feet, comfortable can mean "feeling free from stress or worry." If you are comfortable around people, you can be yourself. It can also mean "secure" — a family that, though not rich, lives a comfortable lifestyle, meaning they have considerable savings, or you feeling comfortable speaking Spanish in Chile, meaning you trust your ability to communicate.

Definitions of comfortable
  1. adjective
    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
    cosy, cozy, snug
    enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
    easy
    affording comfort
    homelike, homely, homey, homy
    having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable
    soothing
    affording physical relief
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    Antonyms:
    uncomfortable
    providing or experiencing physical discomfort
    bad, tough
    feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
    comfortless
    without comfort
    irritating, painful
    causing physical discomfort
    miserable, wretched
    characterized by physical misery
    uneasy
    relating to bodily unease that causes discomfort
    warm
    uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble
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  2. adjective
    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”
    Synonyms:
    comforted
    made comfortable or more comfortable in a time of distress
    easy
    free from worry or anxiety
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    uncomfortable
    conducive to or feeling mental discomfort
    awkward, ill at ease, uneasy
    socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner
    disquieting
    causing mental discomfort
    ill-fitting
    not the right size or shape
    self-conscious
    excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior
    uneasy
    lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance
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  3. adjective
    sufficient to provide comfort
    “a comfortable salary”
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    sufficient
    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant
  4. adjective
    more than adequate
    “the home team had a comfortable lead”
    Synonyms:
    wide
    great in degree
  5. adjective
    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
    rich
    possessing material wealth
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