Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “comfortable”

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 uncomfortableComfortable 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
(Definition of comfortable adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “comfortable” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More