[ nik-suhn ]

  1. the practice of doing nothing as a means of relieving stress; idle activity, as staring into the trees or listening to music, with no purpose other than relaxation: The daily practice of niksen has improved my well-being by decluttering my mind, and it seems to make me more alert and productive afterward.

Origin of niksen

First recorded in 2010–15; from Dutch: literally, “to do nothing,” verbification of niks “nothing”

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