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"comfortable" in British English

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comfortableadjective

uk   /ˈkʌm.fə.tə.bəl/ us   /ˈkʌm.fɚ.t̬ə.bəl/
  • comfortable adjective (CLOTHES/FURNITURE)

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

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(Definition of comfortable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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comfortableadjective

us   /ˈkʌm·fər·t̬ə·bəl, ˈkʌmf·tər·bəl/ infml comfy, /ˈkʌm·fi/
producing a relaxing feeling of physical comfort esp. because of shape or materials: a comfortable bed/car/dress Are you comfortable or is it too hot?
Comfortable also means relaxed: 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 winning easily.
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