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also co·sy  (kō′zē)
adj. co·zi·er, co·zi·est also co·si·er or co·si·est
1. Snug, comfortable, and warm. See Synonyms at comfortable.
2. Marked by friendly intimacy: a cozy chat.
3. Informal Marked by close association for devious purposes: a cozy agreement with the competition.
v. co·zied, co·zy·ing, co·zies also co·sied or co·sy·ing or co·sies
1. To make oneself snug and comfortable: cozy up with the Sunday paper.
2. Informal To try to get on friendly or intimate terms; ingratiate oneself: "out on the ... hustings, cozying up to reactionaries and racists alike" (Chuck Stone).
Informal To cause to appear comfortable or conducive to intimacy: added some pillows to cozy up the room.
n. pl. co·zies also co·sies
1. A padded or knitted covering placed over an item, especially a teapot, to keep it hot.
2. A hollow cylindrical holder, usually made of foam rubber or a similar soft material, used to keep a beverage cold while being held.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

co′zi·ly adv.
co′zi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coziness - a state of warm snug comfort
comfort, comfortableness - a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"
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The courtyard venue, illuminated by globe lights and toasty heat lamps, provided a sense of coziness.
13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While to some the definition of coziness might mean curling up fireside at a bed and breakfast, to others it could mean quaint streets and access to coffee shops.
A two-story foyer leads to the great room, where a coffered ceiling draws the eye up and the fireplace adds coziness.
It may be based on a harrowing true story, but there's a strong ambience of Sunday afternoon coziness to the affair.
Younes added: "We launched the Jazz GardenA in 2009 to add charm and coziness to the overall atmosphere of the festival so that fans will definitely enjoy the best of international jazz rhythms.
We launched the Jazz Garden in 2009 to add charm and coziness to the overall atmosphere of the festival so that fans will definitely enjoy the best of international jazz rhythms.
The women claimed they were protesting the Orthodox Church's coziness with the state, which did little to endear them to their fellow citizens.
In the coziness of their suites, neither the sweltering season opener nor the frigid playoffs affect these fans with their ultimate view of the field.
Islamabad, Jan 23 ( ANI ): Pakistani journalist Fatima Bhutto has denied reports that she was flirting with the idea of joining Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, saying that this could never happen because the cricketer-turned-politician has an "incredible coziness with dictatorship.
I had another confirmation of the coziness between Islam and communism a few years ago when I visited the High Gate Cemetery in London, whose most famous resident is none other than Karl Marx.
It fascinated and charmed me with its medieval architecture, the cleanliness of its streets and stores, the coziness of its restaurants and cafes, and the reserved but attentive service everywhere.
The walls of the store are covered with stones and the wooden shelves and decoration are adding value to the coziness of the place.