comfortable

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. content[ed], at ease; informal, well off, fixed. See content, prosperity. Ant., uncomfortable, wretched; poor.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [In a state of ease]
Syn. contented, content, easy, relaxed, at ease, at rest, untroubled, rested, cheerful, happy, enjoying, pleased, satisfied, complacent, placid, tranquil, soothed, relieved, restored, healthy, free from pain, in comfort, at home, in one's element, without care, free from want, well off, well-to-do, affluent, prosperous, cared for, snug as a bug in a rug*; see also rich 1 , satisfied .
Ant. uncomfortable, miserable, uneasy*, disturbed.
2. [Conducive to comfort or ease]
Syn. snug, cozy, restful, satisfactory, commodious, sheltered, convenient, protected, homey, homelike, lived-in, agreeable, pleasant, suitable, useful, roomy, spacious, palatial, fit to live in, well-made, luxurious, rich, satisfying, warm, balmy, soft, cushioned, easy, comfy*, cushy*, fit for a king*; see also pleasant 2 .
Ant. uncomfortable*, wretched, cramped, dismal.
3. [*Adequate]
Syn. sufficient, suitable, satisfactory, ample; see enough 1 .
Syn.- comfortable implies the absence of disturbing, painful, or distressing features and, in a positive sense, stresses ease, contentment, or freedom from care [ a comfortable climate ] ; cozy suggests such comfort as might be derived from shelter against storm or cold [ a cozy nook by the fire ] ; snug is used of something that is small and compact, but just large enough to provide ease and comfort, and often also carries connotations of coziness [ a snug apartment ] ; restful is applied to that which promotes relaxation and freedom from stress [restful music ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. feeling good at ease, at peace, tranquil, cozy, satisfied, content, carefree, untroubled, serene, *in a bed of roses, *in clover, satisfactory, agreeable, relaxed, pleasant.
2. well-off financially prosperous, well-to-do, wealthy, sufficient, ample.
ANT.: 1. uncomfortable, miserable, troubled. 2. broke, poor, destitute, squalid
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Affording pleasurable ease: cozy, easeful, easy, snug. Informal: comfy, soft. See GOOD. 2. Being what is needed without being in excess: adequate, competent, decent, enough, satisfactory, sufficient. See EXCESS. 3. Enjoying steady good fortune or financial security: easy, prosperous, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do. Informal: well-fixed. Idioms: comfortably off, in clover, on easy street. See RICH, THRIVE.

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