Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Warm and congenial; pleasant or friendly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Comfortable, cosy, cozy, pleasant.
  • adj. Friendly, genial, cheerful, easy-going.

Etymologies

German, from Middle High German gemüetlich, from gemüete, spirit, feelings, from Old High German gimuoti, from muot, mind, spirit, joy; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from German gemütlich, from Middle High German gemüetlich, from gemüet ("mind, mentality") + -lich ("-ly"), equivalent to Gemüt (“mind, soul”) +‎ -lich (“-ly”). More at mood, -ly. (Wiktionary)

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  • German word for which there is ostensibly no (good) English equivalent. Something like pleasant, but more gemütlich.

    July 3, 2008