(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. cozy, comfortable; sheltered; trim, compact, neat. See pleasure, closure, content, safety.Ant., uncomfortable, drafty.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Cozy]
Syn. homelike, compact, convenient, sheltered; see comfortable 2 .
2. [Close in fit]
Syn. tight, trim, well-built, close.
See Synonym Study at comfortable .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. protected sheltered, under cover, secure, warm, cozy, comfortable.
2. tight close, body-hugging, close-fitting, restrictive.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Affording pleasurable ease: comfortable, cozy, easeful, easy. Informal: comfy, soft. See GOOD. 2. In good order or clean condition: neat, orderly, shipshape, spick-and-span, spruce, taut, tidy, trig, trim, well-groomed. Chiefly British: tight. Idiom: neat as a pin. See CLEAN, ORDER. 3. Affording little room for movement: close, confining, cramped, crowded, narrow, tight. See TIGHTEN. II verb To lie or press close together, usually with another person or thing: cuddle, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle. See NEAR.

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