comfortable
adjective Date: 1769 1. a. affording or enjoying contentment and security <
a comfortable income
>
b. affording or enjoying physical comfort <
a comfortable chair
>
<
was too comfortable to move
>
2. a. free from vexation or doubt <
comfortable assumptions
>
b. free from stress or tension <
a comfortable routine
>
comfortableness nouncomfortably adverb Synonyms: comfortable, cozy, snug, easy, restful mean enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security. comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease <
started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings
>
. cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness <
a cozy neighborhood coffee shop
>
. snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more <
a snug little cottage
>
. easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint <
living in easy circumstances
>
. restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation <
a quiet restful vacation
>
.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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