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Definition 1: the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction - [noun denoting act]

Samples where comfort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his presence was a consolation to her

Synonyms for comfort in the sense of this definition

(comfort is a kind of ...) assistance in time of difficulty

"the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

Definition 2: assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal - [noun denoting act]

Samples where comfort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it gave comfort to the enemy

(comfort is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

Definition 3: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for comfort in the sense of this definition

(comfort is a kind of ...) coverings that are used on a bed

(... is a kind of comfort ) a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider

(... is a kind of comfort ) a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together

Definition 4: a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment - [noun denoting feeling]

(comfort is a kind of ...) a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience

"he was tingling with pleasure"

(... is a kind of comfort ) the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

"second place was no consolation to him"

(... is a kind of comfort ) the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

"as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"

Definition 5: a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain - [noun denoting state]

Samples where comfort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a man who enjoys his comfort
  • she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair

Synonyms for comfort in the sense of this definition

(comfort is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of comfort ) the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

"he enjoyed his relief from responsibility" "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"

(... is a kind of comfort ) comfort in disappointment or misery

(... is a kind of comfort ) a state of warm snug comfort

(... is a kind of comfort ) the state of being suitable or opportune

"chairs arranged for his own convenience"

(... are attributes of comfort) providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)

"comfortable clothes" "comfortable suburban houses" "made himself comfortable in an armchair" "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable" "are you comfortable?" "feeling comfy now?"

(... are attributes of comfort) providing or experiencing physical discomfort

"an uncomfortable chair" "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"

Definition 6: a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state - [noun denoting state]

Samples where comfort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a life of luxury and ease
  • he had all the material comforts of this world

Synonyms for comfort in the sense of this definition

(comfort is a kind of ...) abundant wealth

"they studied forerunners of richness or poverty" "the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty"

(... is a kind of comfort ) in conditions of wealth and comfort

"he was raised in the lap of luxury"

Definition 7: satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing - [noun denoting state]

Samples where comfort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his friendship was a comfort
  • a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts

(comfort is a kind of ...) state of being gratified or satisfied

"dull repetitious work gives no gratification" "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"

Definition 8: lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate - [verb of body]

Samples where comfort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ease the pain in your legs

Synonyms for comfort in the sense of this definition

(comfort is a kind of ...) provide physical relief, as from pain

"This pill will relieve your headaches"

Definition 9: give moral or emotional strength to - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for comfort in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of comfort ) make calm or still

"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

(... is a kind of comfort ) lessen the intensity of or calm

"The news eased my conscience" "still the fears"

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