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"comfort" in British English

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comfortnoun

uk   /ˈkʌm.fət/ us   /ˈkʌm.fɚt/
  • comfort noun (NO PAIN)

B1 [U] a pleasant feeling of being relaxed and free from pain: She evidently dresses for comfort. It's a little too hot for comfort. Now you can watch the latest films in the comfort of your own room.

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  • comfort noun (FOR SADNESS)

C2 [C or U] the state of feeling better after feeling sad or worried, or something that makes you feel better in this way: The letters that people wrote after his death gave me a lot of comfort. It's some comfort to his wife (= it makes her feel less sad) to know that he died instantly and didn't suffer. I've got to take an exam too, if it's any comfort (= if it makes you feel better to know that we share the same problem or bad luck). I know she goes out a lot at night, but I draw/take comfort from the fact that she's always with friends. He's a great comfort to his mother.

comfortverb [T]

uk   /ˈkʌm.fət/ us   /ˈkʌm.fɚt/
(Definition of comfort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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comfortnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈkʌm·fərt/
the pleasant and satisfying feeling of being physically or mentally free from pain and suffering, or something that provides this feeling: [C] He’s a great comfort to his mother. [U] I have to take an exam, too, if it’s any comfort to you.
comfort
verb [T] us   /ˈkʌm·fərt/
I tried to comfort him, but it was no use.
(Definition of comfort from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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