lagom [ 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: First recorded in 1835–40; from Swedish: literally, “just right, just the thing, in moderation,” dative plural of lag “law,” used as an adverb
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR LAGOM
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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