warmth

Warmth is a quality of comfortable, soothing heat, like the warmth of a crackling fire in the hearth or the warmth of your cat in your lap.

When you feel the sensation of being warm, that's warmth. You'll enjoy the warmth of a car's heated seats when you climb in after sledding for hours, as well as the warmth of a big mug of hot chocolate in your hands once you're home. Besides this literal heat-related warmth, there's also the figurative warmth of kindness and good feelings: "The warmth of my mom's smile makes everyone feel at home."

Definitions of warmth
  1. noun
    the quality of having a moderate degree of heat
    “an agreeable warmth in the house”
    synonyms: warmness
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    types:
    lukewarmness, tepidity, tepidness
    a warmness resembling the temperature of the skin
    type of:
    heat, high temperature, hotness
    the presence of heat
  2. noun
    the sensation caused by heat energy
    synonyms: heat
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    type of:
    temperature
    the somatic sensation of cold or heat
  3. noun
    a warmhearted feeling
    synonyms: warmheartedness
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    type of:
    caring, lovingness
    a loving feeling
  4. noun
    a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
    synonyms: affectionateness, fondness, lovingness
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    types:
    tenderness
    a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
    uxoriousness
    foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife
    type of:
    emotionalism, emotionality
    emotional nature or quality
  5. noun
    the trait of being intensely emotional
    synonyms: heat, passion
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    types:
    fieriness
    a passionate and quick-tempered nature
    type of:
    emotionalism, emotionality
    emotional nature or quality
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