Koanlike vs Zenlike - What's the difference?

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Koanlike is a see also of zenlike.


As adjectives the difference between koanlike and zenlike

is that koanlike is resembling a koan or some aspect of one: cryptic, concise, thought-provoking, etc while zenlike is .

koanlike

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Resembling a koan or some aspect of one: cryptic, concise, thought-provoking, etc.
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    zenlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling Zen Buddhism or some aspect of it, especially the use of cryptic, apparently nonsensical parables.
  • Appearing calm and capable under stress.
  • Synonyms

    * Zennish

    See also

    * koanlike