[ lo-gawm ]

  1. the principle of living a balanced, moderately paced, low-fuss life: those who achieve lagom routinely take time to appreciate their surroundings, take several breaks during the workday, dress from a minimal and versatile wardrobe, and treat others with respect and kindness: After spending two fabulous months with my in-laws at their home in Stockholm, I’ve decided I need to bring some lagom into my hectic American life.

Origin of lagom

First recorded in 1935–40; from Swedish: literally, “just right, just the thing, in moderation,” dative plural of lag “law,” used as an adverb

Words Nearby lagom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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