comfortable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “comfortable” in the English Dictionary

"comfortable" in British English

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

comfortable adjective (CLOTHES/FURNITURE)

A2 Comfortable ​furniture and ​clothesprovide a ​pleasantfeeling and do not give you any ​physicalproblems: a comfortable ​bed/​sofa comfortable ​shoes/​trousers
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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 makeyourself comfortable. If an ​ill or ​injuredperson in ​hospital is comfortable, they are 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 ​fabulouslyrich or anything, but they're ​quite comfortable.

comfortable adjective (EASY WIN)

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

"comfortable" in American English

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 us   /ˈkʌm·fər·t̬ə·bəl, ˈkʌmf·tər·bəl/ (infml comfy,  /ˈkʌm·fi/ )
producing a ​relaxingfeeling of ​physicalcomfort esp. because of ​shape or ​materials: a comfortable ​bed/​car/​dress Are you comfortable or is it too ​hot? Comfortable also ​meansrelaxed: I’m not comfortable ​speaking in ​front of an ​audience. Comfortable also ​means having enough ​money for a good ​standard of ​living: They’re not ​rich but I ​think they’re ​quite comfortable. In a ​competition, if you have a comfortable ​lead over the other competitors you are ​winningeasily.
(Definition of comfortable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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