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Definition of Comfort

  COMFORT   noun
A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbor's uneasiness.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?k?mf?t n. & v. --n. 1 consolation; relief in affliction. 2 a a state of physical well-being; being comfortable (live in comfort). b (usu. in pl.) things that make life easy or pleasant (has all the comforts). 3 a cause of satisfaction (a comfort to me that you are here). 4 a person who consoles or helps one (he's a comfort to her in her old age). 5 US a warm quilt. --v.tr. 1 soothe in grief; console. 2 make comfortable (comforted by the warmth of the fire). °comfort station US euphem. a public lavatory. [ME f. OF confort(er) f. LL confortare strengthen (as COM-, L fortis strong)]

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