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Comfortable


COMFORTABLE, adjective

1. Being in a state of ease, or moderate enjoyment; as a person after sickness or pain. This is the most common use of the word in the U. States.

2. Admitting comfort; that may afford comfort.

Who can promise him a comfortable appearance before his dreadful judge?

3. Giving comfort; affording consolation.

The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable 2 Samuel 14:17.

4. Placing above want and affording moderate enjoyment; as a comfortable provision for old age.