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com·fort·a·ble

 (kŭm′fər-tə-bəl, kŭmf′tə-bəl, kŭmf′tər-)
adj.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.comfortably - in mental comfort; without stress; "he works comfortably on three continents"
2.comfortably - in physical comfort; "she could have been lying comfortably in bed getting the same relief"
uncomfortably - in physical discomfort; "she lay on the couch, her body uncomfortably twisted"
3.comfortably - in financial comfortcomfortably - in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
Translations
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comfortably

[ˈkʌmfətəblɪ] ADV
1. (physically) [sit, rest, lie] → cómodamente; [sleep] → confortablemente
sitting comfortablycómodamente sentado
comfortably furnishedamueblado confortablemente
these shoes fit comfortablyvoy muy cómodo con estos zapatos
we are settled comfortably in our new homeya nos hemos acomodado en la casa nueva
2. (financially) [live] → holgadamente, con desahogo
to be comfortably offvivir holgadamente or con desahogo, disfrutar de una posición acomodada or desahogada (frm)
3. (= easily) [manage] → sin problemas; [win, defeat] → fácilmente, sin problemas; [afford] → sin problemas, cómodamente
the desk fits comfortably into this cornerel escritorio cabe holgadamente or de sobra en esta esquina

comfortably

[ˈkʌmfərtəbli] adv
[sit, sleep] → confortablement
[live] (without financial problems)à l'aise
[win] → sans difficultécomfortably off adj (without financial problems)à l'aise financièrementcomfort blanket ndoudou m comfort eating n
to resort to comfort eating → trouver refuge dans la nourriture, se consoler en mangeant

comfortably

adv
lie, sit, dress, fit etcbequem; furnished, upholsteredkomfortabel
(fig) win, leadsicher; livegeruhsam, angenehm; affordgut und gern; claim, sayruhig; they are comfortably offes geht ihnen gut

comfortably

[ˈkʌmftəblɪ] adv (sit) → comodamente; (live) → bene
to be comfortably off → vivere agiatamente
to win comfortably → vincere agevolmente

comfort

(ˈkamfət) noun
1. a pleasant condition of being physically or mentally relaxed, happy, warm etc. They now live in comfort.
2. anything that provides a little luxury, or makes one feel happier, or better able to bear misfortune. He enjoyed the comforts of the hotel; Her presence was a comfort to him in his grief; words of comfort.
ˈcomfortable adjective
1. in comfort; pleasantly relaxed. He looked very comfortable in his chair.
2. producing a good physical feeling. a comfortable chair.
3. financially secure without being rich. a comfortable standard of living.
ˈcomfortably adverb
ˈcomforting adjective
producing a pleasant or relaxed feeling. a comforting thought.
be comfortably off
to have enough money to live in comfort.
References in classic literature ?
However, the fox bid him be of good cheer, and said, 'I will help you; lie down there, stretch yourself out quite stiff, and pretend to be dead.' The horse did as he was told, and the fox went straight to the lion who lived in a cave close by, and said to him, 'A little way off lies a dead horse; come with me and you may make an excellent meal of his carcase.' The lion was greatly pleased, and set off immediately; and when they came to the horse, the fox said, 'You will not be able to eat him comfortably here; I'll tell you what--I will tie you fast to his tail, and then you can draw him to your den, and eat him at your leisure.'
They hovered over the palace, and soon perceived Jinjur reclining in a hammock in the courtyard, where she was comfortably reading a novel with a green cover and eating green chocolates, confident that the walls would protect her from her enemies.
Your musical knowledge alone would entitle you to name your own terms, have as many rooms as you like, and mix in the family as much as you chose;that isI do not know if you knew the harp, you might do all that, I am very sure; but you sing as well as play;yes, I really believe you might, even without the harp, stipulate for what you chose;and you must and shall be delightfully, honourably and comfortably settled before the Campbells or I have any rest."
Then he took out a knife, cut something, closed the knife, placed it under the head of his bed, and, seating himself comfortably, clasped his arms round his lifted knees and fixed his eyes on Pierre.
Miss Miggs, having undone her mistress, as she phrased it (which means, assisted to undress her), and having seen her comfortably to bed in the back room on the first floor, withdrew to her own apartment, in the attic story.
The enemy's spies who have come to spy on us must be sought out, tempted with bribes, led away and comfortably housed.
But I think the conversation never settled down so comfortably as when it turned to the details of the trade which was the other side of the art we practised.
The child did not answer, but smiled comfortably. He was very happy in the large, warm bed, with those soft arms about him.
Comfortably installed in an armchair the man of medicine stared into the glowing coals and thought deeply and long, but apparently to little purpose, for he frequently rose and opening a door leading to the staircase, listened intently; then resumed his seat.
'And what did DINAH turn to, I wonder?' she prattled on, as she settled comfortably down, with one elbow in the rug, and her chin in her hand, to watch the kittens.
And in token of all now being well and satisfactory, she opened her mouth a little, smacked her lips, and settling her sticky lips more comfortably about her old teeth, she sank into blissful repose.
Notwithstanding he loved them very much, and went into the adjoining room where they slept to take a look at them and make sure that they were resting comfortably. The result of his investigation was far from satisfactory.