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 (kŭm′fər-tə-bəl, kŭmf′tə-bəl, kŭmf′tər-)
1. Providing physical comfort: a comfortable chair.
2. Free from stress or anxiety; at ease: not comfortable about the interview.
3. Producing feelings of ease or security: a comfortable person; a comfortable evening at home.
4. Sufficient to provide financial security: comfortable earnings.

com′fort·a·ble·ness n.
com′fort·a·bly adv.
Synonyms: comfortable, easy, cozy, snug1
These adjectives mean affording ease of mind or body. Comfortable implies the absence of sources of pain or distress: wears comfortable clothes.
The word may also suggest peace of mind: felt comfortable with the decision.
Easy denotes freedom from worry or stress: an easy life with plenty of time for leisure activities.
Cozy suggests homey and reassuring comforts: sat in a cozy nook near the fire.
Snug brings to mind the image of a warm, secure, compact shelter: children snug in their beds.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comfortableness - a state of being relaxed and feeling no paincomfortableness - a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
relief, ease - the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
solacement, solace - comfort in disappointment or misery
cosiness, coziness, snugness - a state of warm snug comfort
convenience - the state of being suitable or opportune; "chairs arranged for his own convenience"
2.comfortableness - a feeling of being at ease in a relationship
belonging - happiness felt in a secure relationship; "with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging"
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References in classic literature ?
I was only alive to the condensed confidential comfortableness of sharing a pipe and a blanket with a real friend.
Surpass, ye higher men, the petty virtues, the petty policy, the sand-grain considerateness, the ant-hill trumpery, the pitiable comfortableness, the "happiness of the greatest number"--!
In this latter context, paper stands for tradition, comfortableness, warmth, undemanding, simple contexts and realities, and relaxation.
Over several months, both clients came to define themselves in their Africanity and achieved a comfortableness about it.
In terms of the shopping mall market, shopping mall operators, with their deep understanding of the essence of experiential consumption, created new commercial models and enhanced customers' shopping experience while carrying out the deep integration of online and offline businesses with the use of the Internet and big data technologies, thereby comprehensively improving the efficiency, convenience and comfortableness of new retail.
Table 1 shows the results of a chi-square analysis examining the relationship between type of mentoring used and the degree mentoring helped in transitioning to practice, managing stress, and professional development, comfortableness in the role of staff nurse, and turnover intentions.
Due to a decreased use of awake intubation, this approach might at least be very valuable for the management of potential difficult airways while balances patients' comfortableness and anesthesiologists' efficiency.
When a heavy vehicle running over the bridge whose smoothness is general or poor, the velocity should be better controlled at 15m/s, and once the speed reaches 10m/s or 25m/s, the impact effect caused by vehicle vibration would significantly influence the driving comfortableness and service life of deck pavement.
Suxia, "Vibration analysis and comfortableness evaluation of a human-vehicle-bridge coupled system," Mechanical Science and Technology, vol.
Raising awareness with users on how best to use VRS/VRI 67.9% Better audio/video quality 57.1% Training of VRS/VRI interpreters 39.3% Better network reliability 39.3% Training of customer service skills 28.6% More contextual information 21.4% Better self-evaluation features at the end of a call for the Interpreter 17.9% More comfortableness ergonomics 14.3% Easier usage 3.6% Service evaluation after calls 3.6% More reliable technology 3.6% Use experienced interpreters 3.6% Note: Table made from bar graph.