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1‘a comfortable lifestyle’
pleasant, free from hardship, well off, well-to-do, affluent, luxurious, gracious, opulent, elegant
2‘a comfortable room’
cosy, snug, warm, pleasant, enjoyable, agreeable, congenial, plush, well furnished
sheltered, secure, safe, restful, homelike, homely
informal comfy, snuggly
loose, loose-fitting, casual, roomy, soft, slouchy
4‘a comfortable pace’
leisurely, unhurried, relaxed, unrushed, easy, easy-going, gentle, sedate, restful, effortless, undemanding, slow, plodding, lazy, dawdling, loitering, lingering
5‘they appear very comfortable in each other's company’
at ease, at one's ease, relaxed, reassured, confident, secure, safe, serene, tranquil, unworried, contented, happy
vulnerable, threatened, unsettled, tense
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