cuddly

[kuhd-lee]
adjective, cuddlier, cuddliest.
suitable for or inviting cuddling: a cuddly teddy bear.
Also, cuddlesome [kuhd-l-suhm] .


Origin:
1860–65; cuddle + -y1

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cuddle (ˈkʌdəl)
 
vb (foll by up)
1.  to hold (another person or thing) close or (of two people, etc) to hold each other close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth; embrace; hug
2.  to curl or snuggle up into a comfortable or warm position
 
n
3.  a close embrace, esp when prolonged
 
[C18: of uncertain origin]
 
'cuddlesome
 
adj
 
'cuddly
 
adj

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Example sentences
Sci-fi films too often resort to an irritating, cuddly alien for comic relief.
But another cuddly critter has waddled into the spotlight.
Second, cuddly capitalism has a habit of turning into crony capitalism.
More evidence that people only want to help the cuddly animals.
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