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    Ryan Gosling Finally Explained What "Kenergy" Actually Means, And It's Surprisingly Profound

    So profound.

    This year, Ryan Gosling introduced us to the word "Kenergy."

    Ryan in a suit at a Barbie event

    From his hair and outfits to his overall attitude, he FULLY embodied the term.

    Close-up of Ryan in a suit at a Barbie event

    Luckily for us, now that the actors strike is over, Ryan is back in the public eye, and he definitively explained what the term "Kenergy" means and where it actually comes from.

    Close-up of Ryan

    He gave his definition at the Variety Hitmakers event:

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    “What is ‘Kenergy,' other than a word I made up on a press junket so I didn’t have to answer questions that'll haunt me for the rest of my life?" he joked.

    Close-up of Ryan smiling at a podium onstage

    "Well, it’s a noun. And I’ve come to understand it as the strength and vitality required to sustain a period of 'Kenning,'" he went on.

    Close-up of Ryan smiling with his hand on his chest at a podium onstage

    "What is ‘Kenning,' you ask? ... Well, it's a verb ... 'To Ken' is to give more than is necessary or required to reflect so that others might shine," he finished.

    Close-up of Ryan smiling with his hand on his chest at a podium onstage

    Wow, so profound.

    Close-up of Ryan in a suit at a Barbie event

    I guess now that we have the proper definition, Merriam-Webster can add it to its "2023 new words" list.

    Close-up of Ryan in a suit at a Barbie event with his costar Margot Robbie who's wearing a strapless dress with long gloves