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Meaning & Definition of Comfort in English

English

Comfort

/kəmfərt/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • comfort
  • ,
  • comfortableness

2. A feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment

    synonym:
  • comfort

3. The act of consoling

  • Giving relief in affliction
  • "His presence was a consolation to her"
    synonym:
  • consolation
  • ,
  • comfort
  • ,
  • solace

4. A freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state

  • "A life of luxury and ease"
  • "He had all the material comforts of this world"
    synonym:
  • ease
  • ,
  • comfort

5. Satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing

  • "His friendship was a comfort"
  • "A padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"
    synonym:
  • comfort

6. Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

    synonym:
  • quilt
  • ,
  • comforter
  • ,
  • comfort
  • ,
  • puff

7. Assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal

  • "It gave comfort to the enemy"
    synonym:
  • comfort

verb

1. Give moral or emotional strength to

    synonym:
  • comfort
  • ,
  • soothe
  • ,
  • console
  • ,
  • solace

2. Lessen pain or discomfort

  • Alleviate
  • "Ease the pain in your legs"
    synonym:
  • comfort
  • ,
  • ease

Examples of using

How could I comfort you?
She cried and cried, but nobody came to comfort her.
There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.