Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Like a cushion; soft and yielding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a cushion; soft; pliable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a cushion; soft and yielding or elastic.

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

  • adj. softened by the addition of cushions or padding

Etymologies

cushion +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Australia, there came into the country an insect pest called the cushiony scale, which settled on the orange trees and seemed likely to destroy them.

    History of California

  • It was not long before two "cushiony" figures, as large as

    A Little Maid of Ticonderoga

  • Down through the ages education, religion, environment, and other special influences have no doubt played a small part in influencing and determining hereditary characteristics; just as environment in the ages past changed the foot of the evolving horse from a flat, "cushiony" foot with many toes (much needed in the soft bog of his earlier existence) into the "hoof foot" of later days, when harder soil and necessity for greater fleetness, assisted by some sort of "selection" and "survival," conspired to give us the foot of our modern horse, and this story is all plainly and serially told in the fossil and other remains found in our own hemisphere.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • By 2002, projects funded by UNESCO/UNF, CDF, GEF, UNDP and the Inter American Development Bank had assured some progress on invasive species (particularly cushiony scale), marine conservation, quarantine and institution strengthening.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • WSJ Studio Celles sur Belle butter Tasting Notes The texture is plush and cushiony; the flavor is pure, fresh cream.

    Plusher Pats

  • I fell into those warm, cushiony arms like a little bird finding its nest, while Amma chanted a mantra that seemed tailor made for my current quest.

    We Are Remembered For What We Teach

  • Ms. Success studied him for a moment, then leaned back in her cushiony leather chair.

    Odd Girl In

  • With their cushiony seats, TV screens, snack service, and full-service rest stops, Turkish buses are not only more civilized than many foreigners may expect, they ...

    Rebranding The Bus For Long-Distance Travel

  • With their cushiony seats, TV screens, snack service, and full-service rest stops, Turkish buses are not only more civilized than many foreigners may expect, they put the dingy old Greyhounds I remember from my college days to shame.

    Rebranding The Bus For Long-Distance Travel

  • I stumbled through the front room, falling into the welcome arms of the cushiony pillows.

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