Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being cosy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of warm snug comfort

Etymologies

cozy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • None of us likes to err on the side of "cosiness" - much better to use as much material as possible.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • The media fixation on all things negative is so ubiquitous now - and any attempt at "cosiness" or "optimism" is dismissed so sneeringly by the chattering classes and ordinary Joes alike - that I find it hard to imagine any other way.

    The norms of Norman Rockwell | Peter Preston

  • Inside, it was altogether delightful, with odd windows and corners and lounging places, sunshine everywhere, and the indescribable air of half-shabby, well-used cosiness which is so dear to every one but the owners thereof.

    Teddy: Her Book A Story of Sweet Sixteen

  • Faced with this kind of cosiness and complacency (and, yes, there are no other words for it), the thought of the appearance of the kind of edge, the tension and grit, that comes with hard times feels attractive.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The angry young husband-and-wife partnership of Alison and Peter Smithson banished cosiness in a style known as brutalism.

    British architecture: modernism

  • Nor is it about the cosiness of family life and our fantasies of the perfect Christmas.

    Heaven knows I'm miserable over this John Lewis ad

  • "Hygge", the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food, and lots of cakes and sweets.

    Nordic Christmas baking recipes

  • It seems to be a combination of cosiness and period detail that is the appeal to the publisher to use the comic book format in this case.

    Media

  • Everything is made to inculcate simple, short messages about honesty, kindness, inclusivity, cosiness and sensible eating of organic, unprocessed food.

    A.A. Gill on children's television

  • The soothing tones of David Attenborough provide a preamble tonight; his disembodied voice periodically pops back to introduce the new tracks, raising a Pavlovian feeling of cosiness every time.

    Björk: Biophilia – review

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