comfortable

[kuhmf-tuh-buhl, kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
(of clothing, furniture, etc.) producing or affording physical comfort, support, or ease: a comfortable chair; comfortable shoes.
2.
being in a state of physical or mental comfort; contented and undisturbed; at ease: to be comfortable in new shoes; I don't feel comfortable in the same room with her.
3.
(of a person, situation, etc.) producing mental comfort or ease; easy to accommodate oneself to or associate with: She's a comfortable person to be with.
4.
more than adequate or sufficient: a comfortable salary.
5.
Obsolete, cheerful.
noun
6.
Chiefly Northern U.S. a quilted bedcover; comforter.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French confortable. See comfort, -able

comfortableness, comfortability, noun
comfortably, adverb
quasi-comfortable, adjective
quasi-comfortably, adverb
supercomfortable, adjective
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comfortable (ˈkʌmftəbəl, ˈkʌmfətəbəl)
 
adj
1.  giving comfort or physical relief
2.  at ease
3.  free from affliction or pain
4.  (of a person or situation) relaxing
5.  informal having adequate income
6.  informal (of income) adequate to provide comfort
 
'comfortableness
 
n
 
'comfortably
 
adv

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comfortable
mid-14c., "affording mental comfort," from Anglo-Fr. confortable, from conforter "to comfort" (see comfort). Meaning "offering physical comfort" is attested from 1769; that of "in a state of tranquil enjoyment" is from 1770.

comfortably
late 14c., "pleasant," from comfortable. Meaning "in a state of comfort" is 1630s.
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Example sentences
In the background sits her smiling husband, in a tan suit and bow tie,
  comfortably reading his newspaper.
Art becomes comfortably everyday when you incorporate it into a
  high-traffic-area tableau.
It would also allow populations to reduce to the point where the economies of
  those nations could then support them comfortably.
Comfortably seated, you observe a strange experiment taking place.
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