hygge
[ hoog-uh ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
19th century; Danish and Norwegian; From the Danish root meaning "to give courage, comfort, joy," from the Old Norse hugr which corresponds to the inner life.
Synonyms
  • comfort
  • coziness
  • warmth
Antonyms
  • discomfort
  • awkwardness
Definition
(especially in reference to the Danish lifestyle) the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having good conversations, enjoying food, etc.
Example
A) Listening to the crackle of the fire, she sunk into a state of hygge which she never wanted to leave. B) For me, Thanksgiving has a hygge which no other holiday can provide.
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