Definition of armchair in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɑːmˈtʃɛː
, ˈɑːm-/
  • 1A large, comfortable chair with side supports for a person’s arms.
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    • Office chairs, armchairs, sofas - your back is in peril from all of them.
    • Opposite the table was another sitting area, with sofas and armchairs forming three sides of a square.
    • The studio is furnished with sofas, armchairs and a coffee table - not a desk in sight.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] Lacking or not involving practical or direct experience of a particular subject or activity: an armchair traveller
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    • The result is a unique perspective applauded by armchair naturalists in which the stars of the film are also the videographers.
    • What do these armchair counter-terrorists propose that Moscow should have done?
    • Almost all other commentary was grotesque - the work of armchair generals.

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