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Definitions for cuddly
ˈkʌd li; -l səmcud·d·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cuddlesome, cuddlyadjective

    inviting cuddling or hugging

    "a cuddlesome baby"; "a cuddly teddybear"

Wiktionary

  1. cuddlyadjective

    Suitable for cuddling, designed to be cuddled.

Wikipedia

  1. cuddly

    Physical intimacy is sensual proximity or touching. It is an act or reaction, such as an expression of feelings (including close friendship, platonic love, romantic love or sexual attraction), between people. Examples of physical intimacy include being inside someone's personal space, holding hands, hugging, kissing, caressing and sexual activity. Physical intimacy can often convey the real meaning or intention of an interaction in a way that accompanying speech cannot do. Physical intimacy can be exchanged between any people but as it is often used to communicate positive and intimate feelings, it most often occurs in people who have a preexisting relationship, whether familial, platonic or romantic, with romantic relationships having increased physical intimacy. Several forms of romantic touch have been noted including holding hands, hugging, kissing, cuddling, as well as caressing and massaging. Physical affection is highly correlated with overall relationship and partner satisfaction.It is possible to be physically intimate with someone without actually touching them; however, a certain proximity is necessary. For instance, a sustained eye contact is considered a form of physical intimacy, analogous to touching. When a person enters someone else's personal space for the purpose of being intimate, it is physical intimacy, regardless of the lack of actual physical contact. Most people partake in physical intimacy, which is a natural part of interpersonal relationships and human sexuality, and research has shown it has health benefits. A hug or touch can result in the release of the hormone oxytocin and in a reduction in stress hormones.Due to the important role that language-based communication plays in humans, the role of touch is often downplayed; however, there is ample evidence that physical touch still plays an important role in everyday human relationships. While humans often communicate verbally, they also participate in close contact. Physical touch has emotional and social connotations that often far outweigh anything that can be expressed via language.Inducements towards physical intimacy can come from various sources. During colder seasons, humans as well as other animals seek physical intimacy with one another as a means to apportion thermoregulation. Some forms of physical touch among monkeys and apes serve multiple functions, including cleaning, treatment of a lice influx or infection and social grooming.Some forms of physical intimacy may be received negatively. This attitude is especially marked amongst those with haphephobia. One study has shown that there is generally a higher level of physical intimacy allowed between immediate family members than between second-degree relatives. Intimacy norms are usually more negative near erogenous zones. Some jurisdictions may specify this as referring to the genitals, buttocks and female breasts.

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  1. cuddly

    Cuddly is an adjective that is used to describe someone or something that is endearing, huggable, comforting, warm, soft, and inviting physical affection or close contact, typically due soaring a comforting or warm feeling. It's often used to refer to soft toys or small cute animals, but can also refer to people.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuddly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuddly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cuddly in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Rominger:

    She's very cuddly, she's very affectionate, and she's very sweet, her experiences have not made her into an attack cat. She seems to like people and loves being in laps. She's going to make someone a very nice pet.

  2. Courtland Cox:

    People who think of John as cuddly and all of that, I say I want to see how many of them would be fierce enough to deal with the pervasiveness of segregation and stand up to it when standing up meant you got your ass kicked.

  3. Vesla Tonnessen:

    We always felt as kids that Prakashanand Saraswati seemed like an Indian version of Santa Claus, prakashanand Saraswati was very affectionate with everybody, and then the kids, Prakashanand Saraswati was really, like, cuddly and Prakashanand Saraswati'd give you hugs and kisses that just felt like your grandpa. But then sometime Prakashanand Saraswati kisses got weird.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    Cruz is not the warm and cuddly type.

  5. Colleen Dell:

    Bunnies are adored in North America for being cute, friendly and cuddly, in face of what officers and others in the station may face in their jobs, this can serve as a nice counterbalance.

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