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lagom

[ lo-gawm ]
/ ˈlɒˌgɔm /
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noun
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.
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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
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How to use lagom in a sentence

  • That’s unless you’re Swedish and embrace lagom, roughly translates to “finding joy in moderation.”

    The Joy Of Idle Living|Sohini Das Gupta|August 29, 2021|Ozy
  • Swedes used to pride themselves on their sense of moderation, what they referred to as lagom.

    The Ugly Side of Sweden|Janine di Giovanni|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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