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
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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
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
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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adj 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
Antonyms:
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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adj sufficient to provide comfort

“a comfortable salary”
Synonyms:
sufficient
of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

adj more than adequate

“the home team had a comfortable lead”
Synonyms:
wide
great in degree

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
rich
possessing material wealth

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