Meaning of “comfortable” in the English Dictionary

"comfortable" in British English

See all translations

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

More examples

  • Let me sit you up in the bed so you'll be more comfortable.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing to your exercise class.
  • They live in very comfortable surroundings.
  • I slept very soundly, thank you - the bed was really comfortable.
  • These office chairs aren't at all comfortable - I wish they'd get some new ones.

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

"comfortable" in American English

See all translations

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.

(Definition of “comfortable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Blogs about "comfortable"

by katewoodford,