Zen-like

adjective
\ ˈzen-ˌlīk How to pronounce Zen-like (audio) \
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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“Zen-like.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zen-like. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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