Antonyms for nestled

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nes-uh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛs əl

Definition of nestled

Origin :
  • Old English nestlian "build a nest," from nest (see nest (n.)). Figurative sense of "settle (oneself) comfortably, snuggle" is first recorded 1540s. Related: Nestled; nestling.
  • verb curl up
Example sentences :
  • The Major looked blank at sight of the child, who nestled in my aunt's arms.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • I nestled as close to him as I could go, and wept for blessedness.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • She turned her face from him and nestled down among her cushions.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • Violante bounded forward, and nestled to the good man's heart.
  • Extract from : « The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 » by Various
  • Instead, he nestled among the cushions of the window-seat and laughed on softly.
  • Extract from : « The Very Small Person » by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • He nestled against the soft down of her cloak and moaned as if in pain.
  • Extract from : « The Very Small Person » by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • Suddenly the Captain felt the head which nestled against his shoulder stir.
  • Extract from : « Mary-'Gusta » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He drew her to him again, and she nestled close in his arms.
  • Extract from : « The Twins of Suffering Creek » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • That night they nestled down together, and slept in a big pine-tree.
  • Extract from : « Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad » by Various
  • I turned my shoulder towards him, and nestled down into my place.
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever

Synonyms for nestled

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