Adjective "armchair" definition and examples

(Armchair may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɑːmˈtʃɛː//ˈɑːmtʃɛː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large, comfortable chair with side supports for a person's arms.
  1. 'Central to the room was a conversation sofa, flanked on either side by a suite of comfortable Georgian buttoned leather armchairs.'
  2. 'On delivery, I discovered that one of the armchairs did not have the footrest feature that I ordered.'
  3. 'Comfortable armchairs and low ottomans ensure visitors enjoy their drinks.'
  4. 'The nurse led them towards a comfy looking room, with plenty of armchairs and sofas.'
  5. 'Simon, seated side by side with his sister in matching armchairs, silently complimented her on her tactfulness.'
  6. 'Joe and Hoss took their coffee and sat down in the armchairs on either side of the fireplace.'
  7. 'Patients sitting in the comfort of their armchairs are having vital signs monitored in a hi-tech link up with nurses.'
  8. 'We should not sit back in our comfortable armchairs in our secure society and judge them out of context.'
  9. 'Tea served in wicker armchairs at three am gives a colonial feel to the place.'
  10. 'They sat, as they always did, in the faded velvet armchairs on either side of the fire.'
  11. 'The benefits of the action replay have long been acknowledged by armchair sports fans.'
  12. 'Sitting on a long couch are three armchair athletes with dour expressions on their faces.'
  13. 'In relation to what Colonel Gardiner told Adams, then, how did we all do as armchair generals?'
  14. 'This is probably one reason why, in my opinion, the British are a nation of armchair forecasters.'
  15. 'There has been much armchair speculation on this question, but remarkably little evidence.'
  16. 'I've turned into an armchair traveler, so I'll update from my red rattan chair.'
  17. 'He's also something of an armchair psychologist who enjoys reading Freud and other analysts.'
  18. 'Midweek matches often have to compete with big TV games and floating fans appear to be choosing the armchair option.'
  19. 'The result is a unique perspective applauded by armchair naturalists in which the stars of the film are also the videographers.'
  20. 'All of which will make his discomfort even more delicious for us armchair observers to enjoy.'

More definitions

1. a chair with sidepieces or arms to support a person's forearms or elbows. adjective

2. theorizing without the benefit of practical experience: an armchair football coach.

3. participating or experiencing indirectly or vicariously: an armchair traveler.

More examples(as adjective)

"travellers can be armchair."

"fans can be armchair."

"opposites can be armchair."

"investors can be armchair."

"theatres can be armchair."

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