variants or less commonly zen-like
: resembling, suggesting, or appropriate to Zen Buddhism or a practitioner of Zen Buddhism
a Zen-like religion
zen-like concentration
: such as
: calm, imperturbable
For Tea Party supporters, by contrast, Obama's narrow range of emotions, from Zen-like to mildly irritated, is immensely frustrating.Mary Ann Sieghart
: elegantly simple in design or function
Geffen is sitting in his Eames chair in his open, simple, Zen-like office …Bernard Weinraub

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Zen-like was in 1957

Dictionary Entries Near Zen-like

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“Zen-like.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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