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    A comfortable woman (comfortable + person)

    When you say "She is a comfortable woman," which of the following do native speakers of English imagine her to be in general?

    1. She is an agreeable woman.
    2. She is satisfied with her life.

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    Re: A comfortable woman (comfortable + person)

    I wouldn't say that. It doesn't seem natural to me.
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    Re: A comfortable woman (comfortable + person)

    It's not easy to make much sense of this phrase without context.

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    Re: A comfortable woman (comfortable + person)

    My first interpretation was that she appeared obviously relaxed or resting.

    My second interpretation was one of financial security, but it's still not a natural phrasing for that meaning of comfortable.
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