Hygge is associated with coziness.
"Let's hygge".

In both Danish and Norwegian, hygge (pronounced HUE-gə or HOO-gə) refers to "a form of everyday togetherness", "a pleasant and highly valued everyday experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow".[1] It is distinct from but very similar to the feeling and state referred to with the Dutch word gezelligheid.

"Hygge" as a noun includes a feeling, a social atmosphere, and an action. The word is also used in compounds such as "julehygge" (Christmas hygge). "Hygge" is also a reflexive verb e.g. "Let us hygge (together)" and as an adjective (in the form hyggeligt only used in Danish) e.g. "A small, hyggeligt house with grass on the roof".[citation needed]

The noun "hygge" includes something nice, cozy, safe and known, referring to a psychological state.[2] The antonym of hygge is uhyggelig, which translates as "scary".[3]

Collins English Dictionary named hygge the runner-up (after Brexit) as word of the year in the UK in 2016.[4] This followed a period with quite a lot of books sent to the British market focusing on hygge.[5] Collins defines the word as "a concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing".[4]

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