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How does the adjective cozy differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of cozy are comfortable, easy, restful, and snug. While all these words mean "enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security," cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness.

a cozy neighborhood coffee shop

When is it sensible to use comfortable instead of cozy?

While the synonyms comfortable and cozy are close in meaning, comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease.

started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings

When is easy a more appropriate choice than cozy?

The words easy and cozy can be used in similar contexts, but easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint.

living in easy circumstances

When could restful be used to replace cozy?

While in some cases nearly identical to cozy, restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation.

a quiet restful vacation

When can snug be used instead of cozy?

The words snug and cozy are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more.

a snug little cottage

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“Cozy.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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