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comfort

noun
 
 
/ˈkʌmfət/
NO PAIN [U] B1 a pleasant feeling of being relaxed and having no pain: The car has been designed for practicality, safety, and comfort. Now you can watch the latest films in the comfort of your sitting room.Peaceful and tranquil
FOR SADNESS [U] a feeling of being less worried or sad about something: What she said brought me great comfort.Calm and relaxed
ENOUGH MONEY [U] a pleasant life with enough money for everything that you need: He can afford to retire and live in comfort for the rest of his life.Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance
a comfort to sb someone or something that helps you when you are anxious or sad: The children have been a great comfort to me since his death.Calming and relaxing
PLEASANT THING [C] something that makes your life easy and pleasant: [usually plural] Good chocolate is one of life's little comforts. →  Opposite discomfort Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance
(Definition of comfort noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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