gemütlich

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Borrowing from German gemütlich, from Middle High German gemüetlich, from gemüet (mind, mentality) + -lich (-ly), equivalent to Gemüt (mind, soul) +‎ -lich (-ly). More at mood, -ly.

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gemütlich (comparative more gemütlich, superlative most gemütlich)

  1. Comfortable, cosy, cozy, pleasant.
    • 1972, Robertson Davies, The Manticore
      Judy told me of its charms because its gemütlich, nineteenth-century naïveté appealed strongly to her; either she was innocent in her tastes or else sophisticated in seeing in this humble little work delights and possibilities the other girls missed.
  2. Friendly, genial, cheerful, easy-going.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 gemütlich” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

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  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈmyːtlɪç/

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gemütlich (comparative gemütlicher, superlative am gemütlichsten)

  1. cosy

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