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Confortable vs. Comfortable: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 10, 2024
"Compatable" is a misspelling. The correct spelling is "Compatible," referring to things that can exist or work together without conflict.

Which is correct: Confortable or Comfortable

How to spell Comfortable?

Confortable is Incorrect

Comfortable is Correct


Key Differences

Think of two items sitting "on a table" peacefully to visualize "compatible."
Link "compatible" to "capable of matching" emphasizing the "ible".
Recall the word "ability" and connect it to "compatibility" to remember the "-ible" ending.
Remember that "compatible" has the word "table" at the end, without the "a".
Picture computer software being "compatible" with certain hardware to remember its full form.

Correct usage of Comfortable

I don't feel confortable in these shoes.
I don't feel comfortable in these shoes.
He made a confortable living working from home.
He made a comfortable living working from home.
The chair is very confortable.
The chair is very comfortable.
She lives a very confortable life.
She lives a very comfortable life.
This bed isn't very confortable for sleeping.
This bed isn't very comfortable for sleeping.

Comfortable Definitions

In chemistry, Compatible denotes substances that can be mixed without separation or reaction.
Oil and water aren't compatible.
In technology, Compatible suggests systems or devices that can operate together.
The printer is compatible with most computers.
Compatible indicates two or more things able to exist or work together without conflict.
The software is compatible with older versions.
In relationships, Compatible means well-matched or harmonious.
They have compatible personalities.
Providing physical comfort
A comfortable chair.
Free from stress or anxiety; at ease
Not comfortable about the interview.
Producing feelings of ease or security
A comfortable person.
A comfortable evening at home.
Sufficient to provide financial security
Comfortable earnings.
Providing physical comfort and ease; agreeable.
This is the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in.
In a state of comfort and content.
What a great guestroom! I'll be quite comfortable here.
Confident; relaxed; not worried about someone or something.
Amply sufficient, satisfactory.
A comfortable income should suffice to consider oneself rich.
The home team is ahead by a comfortable margin.
(obsolete) Comforting, providing comfort; consolatory.
(obsolete) Strong; vigorous; valiant.
(obsolete) Serviceable; helpful.
(US) A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter.
Strong; vigorous; valiant.
Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable; hold death a while at the arm's end.
Serviceable; helpful.
Be comfortable to my mother, your mistress, and make much of her.
Affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable hope.
A comfortable provision made for their subsistence.
In a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a comfortable life.
My lord leans wondrously to discontent;His comfortable temper has forsook him:He is much out of health.
Free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; - used of a sick person.
A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a 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?
Free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind;
Was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared
The comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong
Was comfortable in his religious beliefs
She's a comfortable person to be with
She felt comfortable with her fiance's parents
More than adequate;
The home team had a comfortable lead
Sufficient to provide comfort;
A comfortable salary
In fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich;
They were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards
Easy living
A prosperous family
His family is well-situated financially
Well-to-do members of the community
Referring to medical transfusion, Compatible means substances that don't react adversely.
The blood types were compatible for the transfusion.

Comfortable Sentences

The new sofa is really comfortable to sit on.
This mattress is the most comfortable one I've ever slept on.
I feel comfortable when I'm at home with my family.
It's important to be comfortable while you work.
Make sure you wear comfortable shoes on our hike.
He found the classroom too hot to be comfortable.
The car's seats are designed to be comfortable even on long trips.
I'm looking for a comfortable pair of running shoes.
She dressed in comfortable clothes for the long flight.
They live a comfortable lifestyle.
They made their guest room comfortable for visitors.
She's not comfortable speaking in front of large crowds.
The temperature in the room was comfortable.
They've made a comfortable nest egg for their retirement.
The hotel room was small but comfortable.
The theater seats were surprisingly comfortable.
The children looked comfortable and happy in their new environment.
The pillows on the couch are fluffy and comfortable.
He adjusted the chair to a more comfortable position.
He aimed to make his guests feel comfortable and at ease.
The fabric of the dress was soft and comfortable against her skin.
Are you comfortable with the plans for the trip?
Finding a comfortable sleeping position was difficult for her during pregnancy.
It took him a while to get comfortable with the new software.
I finally found a comfortable rhythm in my daily routine.

Comfortable Idioms & Phrases

Make oneself comfortable

To relax and make oneself at home.
Please come in and make yourself comfortable.

Too comfortable

Becoming complacent or overly content in a situation.
You shouldn't get too comfortable with your success; keep striving for more.

Comfortable in one's skin

To be confident and content with oneself.
It took years, but she's finally comfortable in her own skin.

Get comfortable with the idea

To become accustomed or reconciled to an idea.
It took a while, but I got comfortable with the idea of moving abroad.


Which vowel is used before Compatible?

The vowel "a" as in "a compatible device."

What is the root word of Compatible?

The Latin word "compatibilis."

Which conjunction is used with Compatible?

Any conjunction can be used depending on the context.

Is Compatible a negative or positive word?

Generally positive.

Why is it called Compatible?

It derives from the Latin "compatibilis," meaning "agreeable."

What is the pronunciation of Compatible?


What is the verb form of Compatible?

There isn't a direct verb form for "compatible." The related concept is "compatibility."

Is Compatible a noun or adjective?


What is the singular form of Compatible?

"Compatible" itself is singular.

Which preposition is used with Compatible?

"With," as in "compatible with."

How many syllables are in Compatible?

Four syllables.

What part of speech is Compatible?


What is the plural form of Compatible?


Which article is used with Compatible?

Both "a" and "the" can be used.

Is Compatible a vowel or consonant?

"Compatible" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.

What is the second form of Compatible?

N/A as "compatible" is an adjective.

Is Compatible an abstract noun?

No, but "compatibility" is.

Is Compatible a countable noun?


Is the Compatible term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but can be used metaphorically in some contexts.

Which determiner is used with Compatible?

"This," "that," or "each" can be used.

What is the third form of Compatible?

N/A as "compatible" is an adjective.

Is Compatible a collective noun?


How do we divide Compatible into syllables?


What is the opposite of Compatible?


What is the first form of Compatible?

"Compatible" itself.

Is Compatible an adverb?


Is the word Compatible imperative?


What is a stressed syllable in Compatible?

The second syllable, "pat."

What is another term for Compatible?

Congruent or harmonious.

How is Compatible used in a sentence?

The new software update is compatible with all devices manufactured in the past three years.
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