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1 comfort /ˈkʌmfɚt/ noun
plural comforts
1 comfort
/ˈkʌmfɚt/
noun
plural comforts
Learner's definition of COMFORT
[noncount] : a state or situation in which you are relaxed and do not have any physically unpleasant feelings caused by pain, heat, cold, etc.
[noncount] : a state or feeling of being less worried, upset, frightened, etc., during a time of trouble or emotional pain
see also cold comfort
[count] : a person or thing that makes someone feel less worried, upset, frightened, etc.
usually singular
comforts [plural] : the things that make you more comfortable and that make your life easier and more pleasant
see also creature comfort
[noncount] : a state or situation in which you have all the money and possessions that you need

too close for comfort

also too near for comfort
◊ Something or someone that is too close/near for comfort is close enough to make you feel nervous, worried, or upset.
2 comfort /ˈkʌmfɚt/ verb
comforts; comforted; comforting
2 comfort
/ˈkʌmfɚt/
verb
comforts; comforted; comforting
Learner's definition of COMFORT
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to feel less worried, upset, frightened, etc. : to give comfort to (someone)

— comforting

adjective [more comforting; most comforting]

— comfortingly

adverb
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