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Words nearby cushiony
What does cushiony mean?
Cushiony is used to describe something that is soft and comfortable like a cushion.
A cushion is a soft object used to pad a surface or make it more comfortable to sit, stand, kneel, lie, or rest your head on. Couches have cushions that you sit on. A seat cushion is the kind on top of the seat of a chair. Pillows, mats, and pads are kinds of cushions. Cushions typically consist of a soft material filled with a soft or spongy substance, such as foam, feathers, or air (as in an air cushion)—anything that yields to pressure instead of remaining completely hard or firm.
Anything that has this feel to it can be described as cushiony. The adjective cushioned is used to describe something that has had a cushion or cushioning (padding) added to it. Something that’s cushioned is often also cushiony.
Cushiony is usually used in the context of literal cushions or things like them, but it can be used to describe other things. For example, new socks, a stuffed toy, and a lump of dough could all be described as cushiony (though the synonym pillowy is more often applied to food).
Example: Wow, this mattress is so soft and cushiony!
Where does cushiony come from?
The first records of the word cushiony come from the 1830s. The suffix -y makes it an adjective. The word cushion is thought to ultimately come from the Latin coxīnum, a combination of cōx(a), meaning “hip,” and the Latin suffix -īnus. It’s not entirely clear how a word meaning “hip” led to the word cushion, but the same suffix appears in the Latin word pulvīnus, which means “cushion” and is the root of the word pillow.
The word cushy can mean the same thing as cushiony, but is more often used in a figurative way to describe something easy and involving little effort, as in He’s got a cushy job where he just has to sit and read all day.
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What are some other forms related to cushiony?
- cushioned (past tense verb, adjective)
- cushion (noun)
- uncushioned (adjective)
What are some synonyms for cushiony?
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How is cushiony used in real life?
Cushiony is most commonly applied to soft furniture, but it can be used to describe other things, like stuffed toys.
The worse part about waking up is finding the strength to get off your comfy, cushiony bed. pic.twitter.com/GfIO0Snzt4
— Azizdy (@Azizdy3) December 19, 2020
I think I’ve hit that age where im super excited to wear the new socks I bought today for work tomorrow. All soft and cushiony.
— Chip M. Brandon ♒️ (@Wyo_Chip) December 14, 2020
I am making scones!!! Actually its a packet mix from Bin Inn but I really wanted to try it out!!
The best thing about making scones is the pillowy dough- its so cute and cushiony I can't get enough of playing with it!!!! 😆😆❣️❣️❣️❣️ pic.twitter.com/nkMoNLBGzz
— Inoki 🍊 (@Inokinako_) December 21, 2020
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Is cushiony used correctly in the following sentence?
“I think we should add some more padding to make these seats more cushiony.”
Example sentences from the Web for cushiony
Note to those from warm climes: Snowbanks are not puffy and cushiony.Note to Drivers: All Wheel Drive Does Not Give You Superpowers, Just a Dangerous Overconfidence|Megan McArdle|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Come and sit by me, lovely doll," said Mrs. Bal, pulling the girl down beside her on the most cushiony and comfortable sofa.The Heather-Moon|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
She was so weak and ill that she was glad to sink into a cushiony chair placed for her in the sunniest corner of the sunny room.The White Queen of Okoyong|W.P. Livingstone
Trent opened the case, and, lifting the violin from is cushiony bed of padded satin, fingered it caressingly.The Hermit of Far End|Margaret Pedler
It was terrible, as if one's very body, shoulders and arms, were upholstered and made cushiony.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
She piled her cushiony hands on the end of the broom-handle, and stood still, gazing absently at the approaching team.The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories|Margaret Collier Graham