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English definition of “comfortable”

comfortable

adjective uk   /ˈkʌm.fə.tə.bl̩/ us    /-fɚ.t̬ə-/

comfortable adjective (CLOTHES/FURNITURE)

A2 describes furniture and clothes that provide a pleasant feeling and that do not give you any physical problems: a comfortable bed/sofa comfortable shoes/trousers

comfortable adjective (PHYSICALLY OKAY)

B1 relaxed and free from pain: Are you comfortable or shall I turn the heat down? I don't feel comfortable in high heels. Do sit down and make yourself comfortable. describes an ill or injured person in hospital who is not feeling too much pain

comfortable adjective (NO PROBLEMS)

B2 If you are comfortable with a situation, you are not worried about it: I'm not comfortable with the idea of leaving her on her own.

comfortable adjective (ENOUGH MONEY)

C2 having enough money for a good standard of living: They're not fabulously rich or anything, but they're quite comfortable.

comfortable adjective (EASY WIN)

If you win a game or competition by a comfortable amount, you win easily: a comfortable lead/victory
(Definition of comfortable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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