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[kuhd-lee] /ˈkʌd li/
adjective, cuddlier, cuddliest.
suitable for or inviting cuddling:
a cuddly teddy bear.
Also, cuddlesome
[kuhd-l-suh m] /ˈkʌd l səm/ (Show IPA)
Origin of cuddly
1860-65; cuddle + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sci-fi films too often resort to an irritating, cuddly alien for comic relief.
  • But another cuddly critter has waddled into the spotlight.
  • Broadly speaking, the cuddly ones should be focused on vulnerable children and the tough ones on miscreant adults.
  • Second, cuddly capitalism has a habit of turning into crony capitalism.
  • More evidence that people only want to help the cuddly animals.
  • Being seen as something other than warm and cuddly is not in itself a bar to becoming a gigantic business.
  • Topping the list are urbanization and farming, which have destroyed the cuddly creature's natural habitats.
  • They may look cute and cuddly, but leave them where they are.
  • Orphaned deer and other animals appear cute, cuddly and in need of rescuing.
  • While many of these animals look cute and cuddly, their wild instincts remain and could pose health risks to the collector.
Word Origin and History for cuddly

1863, from cuddle + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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