comfortable

adjective
1 FEELING PHYSICALLY COMFORTABLE feeling physically relaxed and satisfied, without feeling any pain or being too hot, cold etc: I was so comfortable and warm in bed I didn't want to get up. | make yourself comfortable: Sit down and make yourself comfortable while I put the kettle on.
2 CLOTHES/FURNITURE/PLACES ETC making you feel physically relaxed and satisfied: Joyce has a comfortable apartment in Portland. | comfortable shoes
(comfortable to sit/lie/stand on etc): Is your chair comfortable to sit on?
3 NOT WORRIED if you are comfortable with an idea, person, or activity, you do not feel worried about it: I'm not comfortable with the idea of you having a motorcycle.
(feel comfortable): an office environment you can feel comfortable in
4 MONEY having enough money to live on without worrying about paying for things: The Austins aren't rich, but they're comfortable.
5 ILL/INJURED if someone who is ill or injured is comfortable, they are not in too much pain
6 RACE/COMPETITION a number of points or a distance that will allow you to win easily
7 BELIEF/IDEA/OPINION a belief etc that you do not think very seriously about and that ignores problems or difficulties: Cantona scored to give United a comfortable 3-0 lead at half-time. | the comfortable middle class belief that everyone who works hard will succeed
- comfortably adverb -see also: uncomfortable

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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