Agreeable vs Comfortable - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between agreeable and comfortable

is that agreeable is pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful while comfortable is (obsolete) comforting, providing comfort; consolatory.

As nouns the difference between agreeable and comfortable

is that agreeable is something pleasing; anything that is agreeable while comfortable is (us) a stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(Webster 1913)


(en adjective)
  • Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful.
  • agreeable manners
    agreeable remarks
    an agreeable person
    fruit agreeable to the taste
  • * (rfdate) (Oliver Goldsmith):
  • A train of agreeable reveries.
  • (colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
  • * (rfdate) (Hugh Latimer):
  • These Frenchmen give unto the said captain of Calais a great sum of money, so that he will be but content and agreeable that they may enter into the said town.
  • Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; .
  • * (rfdate) (w, Roger L'Estrange):
  • That which is agreeable to the nature of one thing, is many times contrary to the nature of another.
  • In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; (used adverbially)
  • Agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.




    (en noun)
  • Something pleasing; anything that is agreeable.
  • * 1855 , Blackwood's magazine (volume 77, page 331)
  • The disagreeables of travelling are necessary evils, to be encountered for the sake of the agreeables of resting and looking round you.




  • (lb) Comforting, providing comfort; consolatory.
  • *, II.2.6.ii:
  • *:he was going to make away himself; but meeting by chance his master Plotinus, who, perceiving by his distracted looks all was not well, urged him to confess his grief; which when he had heard, he used such comfortable speeches, that he redeemed him e faucibus Erebi .
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:a comfortable provision made for their subsistence
  • Amply sufficient, satisfactory.
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  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 18, author=Ben Dirs, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia , passage=When Hape sauntered over for a try after only three minutes it looked as if England were destined for a comfortable victory, but Georgia are made of sterner stuff, as they showed when running Scotland close in Invercargill last week.}}
  • Providing physical comfort and ease; agreeable.
  • :
  • *, chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable . Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove.}}
  • In a state of comfort and content.
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  • *
  • *:A great bargain also had beenthe arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire. In fact, that arm-chair had been an extravagance of Mrs. Bunting. She had wanted her husband to be comfortable after the day's work was done, and she had paid thirty-seven shillings for the chair.
  • (lb) Strong; vigorous; valiant.
  • :(Wyclif)
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable ; hold death a while at the arm's end.
  • (lb) Serviceable; helpful.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her.
  • Synonyms

    * comforting, comfy, cozy, eathful, restful, snug, cushy * (safely reliable) safe


    * comfortless, uncomfortable

    Derived terms

    * comfortability * comfortable in one's own skin * comfortableness * comfortably * comfy


    (en noun)
  • (US) A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter.
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