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comfortable

adjective
 
 
/ˈkʌmftəbl/
NOT CAUSING PAIN A2 Comfortable furniture, clothes, rooms, etc make you feel relaxed and do not cause any pain: comfortable shoes We had a comfortable journey.Comfortable and uncomfortable
PERSON B1 If you are comfortable, you are relaxed and have no pain: Make yourself comfortable while I fetch you a drink. I don't feel comfortable in high heels. →  Opposite uncomfortable Comfortable and uncomfortable
WITHOUT WORRIES B2 If you are comfortable in a situation, you do not have any worries about it: I don't feel comfortable about leaving the children here alone.Calm and relaxed
MONEY having enough money for everything that you need: a comfortable retirementWealthiness and wealthy
WIN If you win a game or competition by a comfortable amount, you win easily: a comfortable lead/victoryWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
comfortably adverb
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