Zen-like

adjective \ ˈzen-ˌlīk \
variants: or less commonly zen-like

Definition of Zen-like

: resembling, suggesting, or appropriate to Zen Buddhism or a practitioner of Zen Buddhism
  • a Zen-like religion
  • zen-like concentration
: such as
a : 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
b : elegantly simple in design or function
  • Geffen is sitting in his Eames chair in his open, simple, Zen-like office …
  • —Bernard Weinraub

First Known Use of zen-like

1957

in the meaning defined above

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