(Com"fort*less), a. Without comfort or comforts; in want or distress; cheerless.
Comfortless through tyranny or might.
Syn. Forlorn; desolate; cheerless; inconsolable; disconsolate; wretched; miserable.
Com"fort*less*ly, adv. Com"fort*less*ness, n.
When all is coldly, comfortlessly costly.
(Com"fort*ment) n. Act or process of administering comfort. [Obs.]
The gentle comfortment and entertainment of the said embassador.
(Com"fort*ress) n. A woman who comforts.
To be your comfortress, and to preserve you.
(Com"frey) n. [Prob. from F. conferve, L. conferva, fr. confervere to boil together, in medical
language, to heal, grow together. So called on account of its healing power, for which reason it was also
called consolida.] (Bot.) A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the genus Symphytum.
A decoction of the mucilaginous root of the "common comfrey" (S. officinale) is used in cough mixtures,
etc.; and the gigantic "prickly comfrey" (S. asperrimum) is somewhat cultivated as a forage plant.
(Com"ic) a. [L. comicus pertaining to comedy, Gr. : cf. F. comique. See Comedy.]
1. Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.
I can not for the stage a drama lay,
Tragic or comic, but thou writ'st the play.
2. Causing mirth; ludicrous. "Comic shows." Shak.
(Com"ic), n. A comedian. [Obs.] Steele.
1. Relating to comedy.
They deny it to be tragical because its catastrophe is a wedding, which hath ever been accounted comical.
2. Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story. "Comical adventures." Dryden.
Syn. Humorous; laughable; funny. See Droll.
Com"ic*al*ly, adv. Com"ic*al"ness, n.
(Com`i*cal"i*ty) n.; pl. Comicalities The quality of being comical; something comical.
(Com"ic*ry) n. The power of exciting mirth; comicalness. [R.] H. Giles.