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COMFORTABLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does comfortably mean? 

COMFORTABLY (adverb)
  The adverb COMFORTABLY has 3 senses:

1. in mental comfort; without stress
2. in physical comfort
3. in financial comfort

  Familiarity information: COMFORTABLY used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMFORTABLY (adverb)


Sense 1comfortably [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In mental comfort; without stress

Context example:

he works comfortably on three continents

Pertainym:

comfortable (free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind)


Sense 2comfortably [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In physical comfort

Context example:

she could have been lying comfortably in bed getting the same relief

Antonym:

uncomfortably (in physical discomfort)

Pertainym:

comfortable (providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief ('comfy' is informal))


Sense 3comfortably [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In financial comfort

Synonyms:

comfortably; well

Context examples:

They live well / she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died

Pertainym:

comfortable (in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich)


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