comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease.
started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings
cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness.
a cozy neighborhood coffee shop
snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more.
a snug little cottage
easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint.
living in easy circumstances
restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation.
a quiet restful vacation
The room was warm and cozy.
We had a cozy dinner with the whole family.
I spent a cozy evening reading in front of the fire.
He claims that there is a cozy arrangement between the police and the drug dealers.
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The jacket’s interior is lined with a thin flannel that helps keep things cozy.—Lydia Price, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2023 The sleeper’s styrofoam insulation—found in the RV’s roof, floor panels, rear and side walls, as well as the garage door—should keep you cozy, too.—Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 27 Dec. 2022 The plushness will help keep you cozy during a chilly jog, walk, or bike ride, while the pockets are great for stashing a credit card and your keys.—Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Good Housekeeping, 20 Dec. 2022 Whether your pet loves diving into snow or can hardly stand a winter walk, this premium coat will at least keep them cozy.—Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Dec. 2022 The small gadget projects halolike effects with pops of rainbow colors to make the space feel super cozy.—Brenda Stolyar And Medea Giordano, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2022 This classic knit argyle vest will keep him cozy on the course, and add a touch of elegance to his golf style.—Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 23 Nov. 2022 These Rockports have it, plus a 100% leather upper, dual goring insets, and a padded collar to keep your feet extra cozy.—John Thompson, Men's Health, 22 Nov. 2022 With cashmere turtleneck sweaters that brand ambassador Katie Holmes is a fan of to wool joggers that will keep you cozy during the coldest months, these may become their new go-tos.—Lauren Fischer, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2022
The light can be wall-mounted or set on a shelf or other surface, and its warm orange light brings a cozy, homey atmosphere to any space.—Lauren Phillips, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Jan. 2023 Take a page out of Garner's book with this cozy and functional The North Face fleece, which will keep you warm thanks to its long length.—Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 10 Jan. 2023 For simple elegance in a neutral bedroom by Huh, walls painted in Swiss Coffee promote a cozy, welcoming feel.—Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 26 Dec. 2022 Pottery Barn Teen cozy recycled sherpa robe On particularly chilly nights, switch out your terry spa robes for fleece or shearling options.—Paris Wilson, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Dec. 2022 Inject some cozy into your wardrobe with Naadam’s Friends and Family sale.—Glamour, 29 Nov. 2022 Cotton is the most popular fabric in bedding and comes in a wide variety of constructions including crisp Percale, smooth Sateen, cozy Flannel and soft Jersey.—Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 20 Dec. 2022 As the robot started moving, those fuzzy sock on my feet, though cozy, were not exactly enough to keep me calm — my heart rate quickened.—Anneke Knot, Allure, 13 Dec. 2022 Channel your inner feline in this oversized animal print sweater which is available in khaki and maroon. Save up to 30% off this cozy, cable knit sweater from Nordstrom.—Latifah Muhammad, Billboard, 28 Sep. 2022 See More
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Adjective, Noun, and Adverb
perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian koselig cozy