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warm and fuzzy

1. noun A highly sentimental, reassuring, and comforting emotional response. (Sometimes hyphenated.) If all you want out of a relationship is a constant source of the warm and fuzzies, then you are going to have a hard time finding meaningful, long-term connections with people. I got such warm-and-fuzzies from visiting the lake house again after so many years.
2. noun A thing or situation designed to provoke or evoke such an emotional response. (Sometimes hyphenated.) Toys that people grow up with tend to become a sort of warm-and-fuzzy for them later in life.
3. adjective Particularly sentimental, reassuring, and comforting, as of an emotional response. (Sometimes hyphenated.) My dad was never a warm-and-fuzzy type of guy, but, in his own way, he always let us know that he loved us. I love this movie, it always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling whenever I watch it.
See also: and, fuzzy, warm
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Now available to consumers, Warm Fuzzies Gift Bags, which are sewn fabric bags, from Cleveland-based American Greetings, make gift-giving fun again with a cute combination of googley eyes and colorful faux fur trim, say company officials.
You can give people Warm Fuzzies when you have something kind to tell them.
understand situations where warm fuzzies are appropriate behaviors.
The questions tug at the warm fuzzies, threaten to pull the covers off a cozy dream in the deepest part of a cold winter night.
I suspect this is why so many of my generation have abandoned the Faith and sought salvation in the other warm fuzzies of life: career advancement, material comforts, neo-pagan spirituality, and numerous other obsessions.
Hey, you take your warm fuzzies wherever you find them.
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Whether on a next birthday or anniversary, we want to be sure our retrospection gives us both the warm fuzzies and a deserved appreciation for how much we shape our own futures.
I read a short story called Warm Fuzzies to my students.
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You get the warm fuzzies dropping off gifts and food at someone's front door, but that doesn't necessarily accomplish it,'' Beard said.
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