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2 providing physical comfort
  • a snug cottage that's the perfect retreat for a rustic vacation

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3 enjoying physical comfort
  • while snug in our warm beds, we listened to the winter storm raging outside

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4 firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge
  • make sure that all screws and nuts in the shelving unit are snug

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5 providing safety
  • yachtsmen looking for a snug harbor in which to anchor for the night

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Synonyms of snug (Entry 2 of 2)

to sit or recline comfortably or cozily
  • the farmhand snugged down in the hay and proceeded to go to sleep

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How does the adjective snug differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of snug are comfortable, cozy, easy, and restful. While all these words mean "enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security," snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more.

a snug little cottage

When could comfortable be used to replace snug?

The words comfortable and snug can be used in similar contexts, but comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease.

started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings

When would cozy be a good substitute for snug?

While the synonyms cozy and snug are close in meaning, cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness.

a cozy neighborhood coffee shop

When is easy a more appropriate choice than snug?

The meanings of easy and snug largely overlap; however, easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint.

living in easy circumstances

When can restful be used instead of snug?

The words restful and snug are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation.

a quiet restful vacation

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The first known use of snug was in 1583

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“Snug.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/snug. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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