Comfortability



[kuhmf-tuh-buh l, kuhm-fer-tuh-buh l] /ˈkʌmf tə bəl, ˈkʌm fər tə bəl/

adjective
1.
(of clothing, furniture, etc.) producing or affording physical , support, or ease:
a comfortable chair; comfortable shoes.
2.
being in a state of physical or mental ; 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 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. .
noun
6.
Chiefly Northern U.S. a quilted bedcover; .
/ˈkʌmftəbəl; ˈkʌmfətəbəl/
adjective
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
adj.

mid-14c., “affording mental comfort,” from Anglo-French confortable, from conforter “to comfort” (see comfort (v.)); also see -able. Meaning “offering physical comfort” is attested from 1769; that of “in a state of tranquil enjoyment” is from 1770.

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