Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being cozy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being cozy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being cozy.

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

  • n. a state of warm snug comfort

Etymologies

cozy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The result has been civil disobedience with a "Groundhog Day" flavor: residents line up to be arrested night after night, using the moment as a symbolic rebuke to Mr. Cuomo for what they describe as his coziness toward wealthy New Yorkers and his hostility to their encampment.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I wanted to mention, I love the circular grouping of furniture that you mentioned ... and another wonderful addition to coziness is having two or three lamps lit instead of an overhead light.

    Creating A Feeling of Home

  • It was all enthusiastically presented in first name coziness by the BBC presenter who on another programme connects people with houses, I think.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • And Galt only knows how many times "coziness" of the MMS variety has been celebrated as part of the struggle for free markets and free people.

    Laissez-Faire Meets the Oil Spill

  • Does anybody really doubt that this kind of coziness contributed to the poor oversight of Citigroup while Tim Geithner was at the New York Fed?

    Robert Rubin: Amoral, Blundering ... And Still Influential in Washington

  • The word gezelligheid is a Dutch term that is notoriously difficult to translate into English; it can mean "coziness," "togetherness," "belonging," or a number of other concepts.

    Andrew Bird Bringing 'Gezelligheid' Concerts Back To Chicago This Winter

  • The INC's mix of duties – propaganda and intelligence – would create concerns within the CIA as would the issue of Chalabi's "coziness" with the Shiite government of Iran.

    Printing: How Neocon Favorites Duped U.S.

  • ZAHN: So essentially, you've got the Democrats out there saying that, in fact, the president, when he was a businessman, benefited from the same kind of coziness he now says must stop.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2002

  • Others inside the agency see the same "coziness" with legal aid nonprofits that federal offshore drilling regulators had with the oil industry before the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • That he was able to do so, O'Brien writes, perfectly illustrates the "coziness" of his position.

    News & Politics

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