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 (gə-mo͞ot′lĭk, -müt′lĭKH)
Warm and congenial; pleasant or friendly.

[German, from Middle High German gemüetlich, from gemüete, spirit, feelings, from Old High German gimuoti : ga-, gi-, collective n. pref.; see kom in Indo-European roots + from muot, mind, spirit, joy; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]
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having a feeling or atmosphere of warmth and friendliness; cosy
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or ge•muet•lich

(gəˈmut lɪx, -ˈmʊt-; Ger. -ˈmüt-)

comfortable and pleasant; cozy.
[1850–55; < German]
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A German word meaning pleasant, friendly, or promoting a sense of wellbeing.
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As far as shoppen is concerned, co-occurrences like gerne "with pleasure", relaxen 'to relax', Spa[beta] 'fun', gemutlich 'leisurely' or Freudinnen treffen 'meet (female) friends' suggest that this anglicism refers to a pleasant leisure activity which is not necessarily a targeted activity.
And Loos deliberately designed his American Bar to be uncanny rather than gemutlich (comfortable) by including a prominent caricature portrait of Jewish poet Peter Altenberg that played with negative stereotypes about his Jewish looks in the bar's otherwise luxurious, gentleman's club atmosphere.
They might not embody the gemutlich cosiness that the Frankfurt buildings aspire to, but don't achieve.
About 20 miles south of buzzy Park City, Utah, gracious Homestead Resort ( and its gemutlich sister property, Zermatt Resort (, have excellent food, a shared spa, and suitably merry sleigh rides.
Germans love this gemutlich (warm and friendly) market and deli, with authentic meats, breads, cakes, chocolates and even German magazines and CDs.
The future Queen Mary was devoted to her aunt and the two kept up a regular correspondence for more than 30 years (extensively quoted from in James Pope-Hennessy's life of Queen Mary, published in 1959), which casts fascinating light on the archaic court of Neustrelitz, combining elements of the stiff and the gemutlich. In her letters Aunt Augusta did not temper either her reactionary views or her malice.
El equipo inicial se propuso que AHIg fuese la acogedora casa de todo historiador honesto, ese espacio confortable (gemutlich) de reflexion tan anorado por los ilustrados alemanes.
For my late-autumn 2009 pilgrimage to the Munich Show, all of the friendly old scenes and images were still there, still highly civilized and gemutlich ("homey, comfortable" is the best one can do with this nearly untranslatable word).
"A place could be gemutlich even when you're the only person in it, but it wouldn't be gezellig." The others agreed.