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a comfortable chair (also a comfy chairinformal)
▪ The hotel had a TV room with some nice comfy chairs.
a comfortable existence (=with plenty of food and money)
▪ He left behind his comfortable existence to become a monk.
a comfortable lead (=a big lead)
▪ The Wildcats had a comfortable lead in the first half.
a comfortable lifestyle (=in which you have enough money to buy things you want)
▪ He enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle in his retirement.
a comfortable position
▪ She wriggled into a more comfortable position.
a comfortable win (=one that you win by a large amount, so that you do not have to worry about winning)
▪ Chelsea had a comfortable win against Crystal Palace.
a smooth/comfortable ride
▪ The new suspension produces a smoother ride.
feel fine/good/comfortable etc
▪ I’m feeling a little better today.
▪ Marie immediately felt guilty.
▪ Have a good flight!
▪ A modern chair, for instance, is about as comfortable and as practical as sitting on a spike.
▪ Four other abandoned children whose final days had not been as comfortable were buried that same day.
▪ Nick was just as comfortable on the back as the front nine.
▪ The family moved in everything they needed to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
▪ Give care and attention without hurrying, so that the resident is kept as comfortable as possible until the end.
▪ Perhaps not as comfortable or as durable as it could be, but good value for money, none the less.
▪ But we may expect in the long run to become as comfortable in the new clothes as we were in the old.
▪ I find the seats just as comfortable as the highly acclaimed Rover items, while rear passengers enjoy greater legroom.
▪ Some parents, partners or friends are more comfortable with you the way you are, needing them still.
▪ The Templars first built it as a fortified manor but later generations had embellished it to make it more comfortable.
▪ A vaudevillian, Bailey had a different, more comfortable sense of her relationship with the audience than did the director.
▪ Swivel/lockable Wheels are easier to manoeuvre in a busy shopping area while fixed wheels are probably more comfortable over bumpy ground.
▪ Certain types of touch or sound, for example, may become more comfortable.
▪ Hospital was more comfortable than home, Nigel decided.
▪ Somehow he had assumed the old man would have found more comfortable lodgings.
▪ Recorders are most comfortable in sharp keys and simple key signatures like G or D major.
▪ Use the most comfortable structure, too-those numerals and letters.
▪ What is the easiest, the most comfortable thing for a writer to do?
▪ The most comfortable position was to stand up.
▪ The most comfortable and efficient way is to use the heel-toe method.
▪ The grass-grown graves looked the most comfortable.
▪ Being short-scale in a Gibson EB3 sort of way, the Hamer is quite comfortable to wear.
▪ They were all quite comfortable in their evening club, the Family Planning Clinic.
▪ December, January and February are comparatively cool months in Calcutta, and it is quite comfortable out of doors.
▪ The youngster was taken to Bishop Auckland General Hospital where his condition last night was said to be quite comfortable and improving.
▪ It made me feel quite comfortable about the hospital.
▪ He was quite comfortable as he was.
▪ Again, this is virtuoso music, and the first three movements on this occasion didn't always seem quite comfortable.
▪ However the main disadvantage seems to be that current digitising tablets are not quite so comfortable and natural to use.
▪ And I grew so comfortable with Bob that I began to grill him a bit myself.
▪ It was armchair diving - so comfortable, so relaxed, so delightfully lazy.
▪ The normally comfortable marriage outside London, between paid worker and volunteer, is evidently not so comfortable within London.
▪ It's lovely and friendly and so comfortable.
▪ It sounded so comfortable and reassuring, like the drone of a distant mowing machine through the class-room window at school.
▪ Because we were so comfortable together, in a way it was pleasant to be alone again.
▪ Once again I could not understand why some of my older colleagues felt so comfortable with our so-called counterpart.
▪ She liked him, never thought of him as a boyfriend, he was too comfortable.
▪ The restaurant space also gives the sense of a genuine, if somewhat too comfortable, desert experience.
▪ If you make college too comfortable nobody will ever want to leave it to do proper work.
▪ That a young boy of none too comfortable means would be impressed by all this worldly expertise is not difficult to imagine.
▪ The old structures are too entrenched and too comfortable.
▪ Evidently there was some feeling that life at Elpis Lodge was too comfortable.
▪ The place itself should be conducive to study without being too comfortable.
▪ And you can't get too comfortable with where you are because you could be a nobody tomorrow.
▪ Not that we're idiots, we're just very comfortable in being very blissful.
▪ He said he felt very comfortable during the long journey.
▪ It will not be very comfortable for you there, but we have nowhere else to put you.
▪ I feel very comfortable when the ball is hit to him.
▪ And it's also very comfortable so you can sink into the sofa and watch television.
▪ I feel very comfortable walking around.
▪ This model of faith is clearly very comfortable for the believer.
▪ It was exciting to be here, but I felt very comfortable.
▪ Having a comfortable bed to sleep in is a luxury that most of us take for granted.
▪ Afterward, they each slept the night in a comfortable bed.
▪ I've got a comfortable bed to sleep on, a desk and a comfortable chair.
▪ I walked five miles up Colfax to my comfortable bed in the apartment.
▪ There is a full sized double bed plus a comfortable bed settee which will sleep two children.
▪ If I send them off they might find a comfortable bed.
▪ At the moment I am sitting in a very comfortable chair bought for me by my family some years ago.
▪ A comfortable chair, a rug on the deck, and a favorite picture made it my home.
▪ A comfortable chair, or maybe a bean-bag for the salon.
▪ A television set is in the center of comfortable chairs and sofas.
▪ He saw a child's head peer round the wing of the comfortable chair, the child from last night.
▪ He went to his room-to his oak desk, comfortable chair, and his high-intensity study lamp.
▪ It was a delightful, careless room, untidy and rather deficient in comfortable chairs.
▪ Lie down or sit in a comfortable chair that supports your head.
▪ With your advice we now have an eye-catching and comfortable home.
▪ Stay at her comfortable home as long as possible.
▪ They come from many backgrounds, some from comfortable homes, and have found their various routes to inner and outer darkness.
▪ Have you converted a barn into a comfortable home?
▪ The only difference was that the Guides could look forward to returning to comfortable homes.
▪ The Tolstoys have a comfortable home with extensive gardens, a swimming pool and tennis court.
▪ This is a well-equipped and comfortable hotel, offering good value for money.
▪ Older or better-heeled visitors have a choice of comfortable hotels, where rooms go for about $ 50 per night.
▪ The elegant Regency buildings provide comfortable hotel accommodation to suit every taste and pocket.
▪ After two rounds, Duvergel had a comfortable lead on points with the gold medal plainly in sight.
▪ With his comfortable lead, Dole has pulled back on some of his campaign plans for the state.
▪ While Clinton has a comfortable lead over Dole in recent national surveys, the Kansas senator is expected to win Texas.
▪ Moira had turned his comfortable life on its head.
▪ We realize that the average auto worker leads a comfortable life.
▪ He has a comfortable life in west Los Angeles; he dates a movie mogul's ex-wife; he wants for nothing.
▪ Although she was from a well-to-do family and could have led a very comfortable life, Judith had chosen otherwise.
▪ Until that happy day, the only way to achieve an enjoyable and comfortable life is to work for it.
▪ To pace yourself, doing enough to pay for a comfortable life and little enough to stay invisible.
▪ Paying Your Way made for a comfortable life, with plenty of unsolicited adventure on the way.
▪ Breakfast is taken on a pleasant terrace, or in a large room which doubles as a comfortable lounge during the evenings.
▪ There are two comfortable lounges with open fires, one with a large collection of books for guests to read.
▪ She led them down a narrow corridor and into a comfortable lounge.
▪ Public rooms include a spacious reception with comfortable lounge and bar area and a fresh, spacious breakfast room.
▪ Environmental impacts have been minimised by using local woods and grasses to build the huts and the comfortable lounge and bar area.
▪ The Lido Palace facilities include comfortable lounges, a breakfast room, a spacious dining-room and a well-stocked bar.
▪ There is a comfortable lounge and bar and the bedrooms have views over the village and valley.
▪ Guests have a choice of two comfortable lounges, as well as a cheerful taverna bar where regular barbecues are held.
▪ He strolled home by a comfortable margin thanks to some good body work early on.
▪ Nice solid belay, comfortable place to sit, nice view and most of all that warm, smug feeling.
▪ Is the artistic interior actually a comfortable place to live?
▪ It was a comfortable place to spend your weekday evenings, that was for sure.
▪ With soft leather upholstery and the careful design that typifies Toyotas, the interior is a comfortable place to be.
▪ They felt that it was ultimately their responsibility to see that homes were clean and comfortable places for all the family.
▪ It wasn't a comfortable place to be.
▪ Little Billy found a comfortable place where two big branches came together and he sat down to rest.
▪ It was traditional, highly people oriented, somewhat paternalistic, and a comfortable place to work.
▪ These are specially designed to cradle the fish securely in a comfortable position without wiping away a great deal of their protective mucous.
▪ He left his comfortable position as spiritual advisor to Madame de Gondi and began to work as a minister to galley slaves.
▪ She eased to a more comfortable position against the angle of the ground and schooled herself to wait.
▪ Before you put your key in the ignition, make sure you are seated in a comfortable position for driving.
▪ The most comfortable position was to stand up.
▪ She patted a pillow behind her, trying to arrange it in a more comfortable position.
▪ But after Gaveston's execution in June 1312 he returned to a more comfortable position at the king's side.
▪ All day long, boys and girls sat on the buffaloes' backs, lounging in expertly comfortable positions.
▪ He'd looked forward to a comfortable retirement with his wife Audrey.
▪ Key among them is the problem facing most developed countries of how to fund reasonably comfortable retirements for an increasingly long-lived population.
▪ Jean had looked forward to a comfortable retirement after a lifetime of work.
▪ In the 1980s he was living in comfortable retirement in a suburb of Buenos Aires, still convinced that his experiment worked.
▪ John Tyzack provided for his comfortable retirement in Oxford by selling the business to Henderson Administration, the well-known investment trust.
▪ One of the most important topics is how to plan your finances for a comfortable retirement.
▪ The hydraulics, in theory, separate the chassis from the body to provide firm suspension yet a comfortable ride.
▪ In fact, the comfortable ride was our most pleasant surprise.
▪ And in both cars passengers will get a firm comfortable ride.
▪ The six-cylinder model has a firmer and lower suspension, though it still produces a comfortable ride.
▪ Springing was provided only on the bolsters and above the axle boxes giving a comfortable ride but a tendency to roll.
▪ The unusually smooth driveline and comfortable ride add to a general sense of well-being.
▪ All the comfortable rooms sleep two and are of a high standard with private shower and W.C; most have a balcony.
▪ Economy hotels offer clean, comfortable rooms and front desk services without costly extras like restaurants and room service.
▪ They saw a warm, comfortable room with a good fire burning in the fireplace and a few papers on the big table.
▪ We visited one day in her comfortable room at the Research Center.
▪ The comfortable rooms all enjoy an en-suite shower/WC.
▪ The kitchen was a homely, comfortable room.
▪ The quiet, comfortable rooms are beautifully decorated to an individual style and all have private bathroom, television &038; radio.
▪ Eleven comfortable rooms and a friendly atmosphere.
▪ Take strong and comfortable shoes - you will find cobbled streets everywhere. all summer long!
▪ They gave her dresses and stockings, comfortable shoes.
▪ She was dressed in a tan skirt, comfortable shoes and a sweater.
▪ The platform had won a comfortable victory in the afternoon's debate on policy.
▪ Morrell went on for a comfortable victory over three seconds clear of the defending champion, Mark Kirk, of Ballymena.
▪ It sealed a comfortable victory and sent Rovers soaring into third place in the table.
▪ It was at the village of Bampton, and Grye had a comfortable win.
▪ It will be a major shock if Northern Ireland, despite losing skipper Alan McDonald, do not achieve a comfortable win.
▪ But with Rangers comfortable win over Dundee yesterday, Walter Smith's men erased some of the memories of last week.
▪ McCluskey, a summer recruit from Portadown, scored two tries as Instonians came from behind for a comfortable win.
▪ "Did you have a good flight?" "Yes, very comfortable thank you."
comfortable shoes
▪ Can you wait for a moment while I change into something more comfortable.
▪ He had supposed Mrs Mack to have been in comfortable circumstances, so he was surprised when he saw her tiny apartment.
▪ Japanese is the language he's most comfortable with.
▪ Joyce has a comfortable apartment in Portland.
▪ My wife and I are very lucky, really, we're comfortable, even though we're both retired.
▪ Our new sofa is really comfortable to sit on.
▪ She has a big comfortable apartment overlooking Central Park.
▪ Sit down and make yourselves comfortable while I get us some coffee.
▪ The Austins aren't rich, but they're comfortable.
▪ The bill should pass in the House by a comfortable margin.
▪ The truck gives you a surprisingly comfortable ride.
▪ They've had a much more comfortable life since she started her new job.
▪ Thomas can sleep on the sofa, but I'm afraid it's not as comfortable as a bed.
▪ You'll probably be more comfortable if you tilt the seat back.
▪ At fifty-two he had long ago found his style, and was more than comfortable with it.
▪ But we must own it and feel comfortable with it or nothing will happen.
▪ He said he felt very comfortable during the long journey.
▪ Last night, he was said to be in a comfortable condition.
▪ My presence in the government is quite logical, and I feel comfortable where I am...
▪ Since the flues were not used to heat the rooms in the summer, he could be made reasonably comfortable.
▪ They usually focus on one of three areas: normal eating; comfortable exercise; or improved body image.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Comfortable \Com"fort*a*ble\, n. A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort. [U. S.]


Comfortable \Com"fort*a*ble\, a. [OF. confortable.]

  1. Strong; vigorous; valiant. [Obs.]

    Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's end.

  2. Serviceable; helpful. [Obs.]

    Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her.

  3. Affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable hope. ``Kind words and comfortable.''

    A comfortable provision made for their subsistence.

  4. In a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a comfortable life.

    My lord leans wondrously to discontent; His comfortable temper has forsook him: He is much out of health.

  5. Free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person. [U. S.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "affording mental comfort," from Anglo-French confortable, from conforter "to comfort" (see comfort (v.)); also see -able. Meaning "offering physical comfort" is attested from 1769; that of "in a state of tranquil enjoyment" is from 1770.


a. 1 (lb en obsolete) comforting, providing comfort; consolatory. (14th-19thc.) 2 Amply sufficient, satisfactory. (from 17thc.) n. (context US English) A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter.

  1. 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?"; "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]

Comfortable (K Camp song)

"Comfortable" is a song by American rapper K Camp for his debut studio album. It was released on June 9, 2015 as the album's second single. "Comfortable" has since peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100. The official remix features Akon and 50 Cent.

Usage examples of "comfortable".

There is nothing more delightful than to descend from the Acropolis, and rest awhile in the comfortable marble arm-chairs with which the front row of the circuit is occupied.

It occurred to her quite suddenly that she might have felt more comfortable with the idea that Adonis was from some alien race because it seemed less threatening to imagine some distant race of beings like him than someone next door.

Other regional shopping centers also rationalized and romanticized shopping, making the experience easy, efficient, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing.

A large and fairly comfortable cabin was built into the afterpart of the ship, partly lowered into the hold to give it more headroom without rising too high above the deck.

Vail, who was getting a bit of a belly on him now that his days were spent largely riding a chair instead of being out ahorseback in active pursuit of wanted felons, paced the length of the room a few times in silence before taking his own much more comfortable seat at the desk.

Herbert Akron, and Herbert Akron is very devoted to people who make him comfortable.

OUT in the lobby, Alfredo Morales lighted a cigarette and sat in a comfortable chair.

Sir Alured, with all his foibles, and with all his faults, was a pure-minded, simple gentleman, who could not tell a lie, who could not do a wrong, and who was earnest in his desire to make those who were dependent on him comfortable, and, if possible, happy.

Ten metres further on and looking slightly less comfortable with her weapon, Ameli Vongsavath prowled back and forth by the opening where the tunnel linked to the next bubble chamber.

The noblest institutions in this part of Spain, the best inventions for comfortable and agreeable living, and all those habitudes and customs which throw a peculiar and Oriental charm over the Andalusian mode of living may be traced to the Moors.

Milton, Andy, with his mother and sister, was installed in a comfortable cottage.

For while Anglo cowhands preferred to fall clear of a cart-wheeling pony when things went wrong, the Mexican vaquero was inclined to be more fatalistic about the possible future, and preferred his ass comfortable in the here and now.

I awoke in a comfortable bed in a pleasantly sunlit room with an indescribably appetising odour tantalising me.

Thanks to his thoughts about such things, Audubon had stayed in some places more comfortable than those where he might have if he made his own arrangements.

Our warm orluk skins kept us perfectly comfortable, and it was only after a most refreshing sleep that we awoke shortly after daylight on the following morning.