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Gemütlich

[ge-MOOT-lik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: German, mid 19th century

1.

Pleasant and cheerful.

Examples of Gemütlich in a sentence

"The dinner party had a gemütlich, easygoing vibe."

"Steven was known for his gemütlich demeanor."

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About Gemütlich

This word comes from the Middle High German “gemüetlich,” meaning “pleasant.” Originally from “gemüete,” meaning “mentality, mind.”

Did you Know?

There is no single word in English that is a direct translation of “gemütlich.” Even though it’s often likened to “cozy,” that one word lacks the elements of belonging and friendliness intrinsic to the term. “Gemütlich” in its German usage is more of an overall aesthetic term.

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