Synonyms for snug

Grammar : Adj
Spell : snuhg
Phonetic Transcription : snʌg

Top 10 synonyms for snug Other synonyms for the word snug

Définition of snug

Origin :
  • 1590s, "compact, trim" (of a ship), especially "protected from the weather," perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse snoggr "short-haired," Old Swedish snygg, Old Danish snøg "neat, tidy," perhaps from PIE *kes- (1) "to scratch" (see xyster). Sense of "in a state of ease or comfort" first recorded 1620s. Meaning "fit closely" is first found 1838. Expression snug as a bug in a rug attested by 1769; earlier snug as a bee in a box (1706).
  • adj cozy, warm
Example sentences :
  • Shall get to Ostend, or Rotterdam, safe and snug; thence to Paris.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • And when you told me about the marriage, did not I say that I saw our way to a snug thing for life?
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • There was the little house, white as paint could make it, and snug in bowering foliage.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • I feel as if there would be nothing so snug and comfortable as to die at once.'
  • Extract from : « The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby » by Charles Dickens
  • It wouldn't be bad to keep a chance like this snug in the family.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • There, she's singing it now, and we're snug;—tell me when she stops, and I'll stop myself.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • When the door was shut, they were snug there even in winter.
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • He probably has his own joys and interests—wife, children, snug little home.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • If this water was salt we'd be as snug as a couple of pickled mackerel.
  • Extract from : « Thankful's Inheritance » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • “Think it makes nice, snug quarters,” was the prompt answer.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Warren's Wards » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for snug

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