Definitions

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  • noun chiefly UK The state or quality of being cosy.

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

  • noun a state of warm snug comfort

Etymologies

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cozy +‎ -ness

Examples

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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