snug

You may have noticed your pants getting a little snug during the holiday season. That could mean they’re just extra comfortable or it could be another way of saying they're feeling a little tight.

Snug describes something that's comfortable and cozy. During a snowstorm you may take shelter in your snug cottage in front of the fireplace. When talking about clothing, snug means fitting tightly. Clothing may be snug on purpose, like a bathing suit, or it may be snug because it’s in fact too small. If you’re “snug as a bug in a rug,” you’re as cozy as can be, or metaphorically speaking, in a very comfortable position in life.

Definitions of snug
1

adj enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space

snug in bed”
“a snug little apartment”
Synonyms:
cosy, cozy
comfortable, comfy
providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)

adj fitting closely but comfortably

Synonyms:
close, close-fitting
tight
closely constrained or constricted or constricting

adj offering safety; well protected or concealed

“a snug harbor”
“a snug hideout”
Synonyms:
protected
kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss

adj well and tightly constructed

“a snug house”
“a snug little sailboat”
Synonyms:
tight
of such close construction as to be impermeable

n a small secluded room

Synonyms:
cubby, cubbyhole, snuggery
Type of:
room
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

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