Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Boketto (ぼけっと) gazing vacantly into the distance (without thought or sense of self). Japanese
Rehepaplus A kind of entrepreneurialism that mustn't always have the moral high ground. Clever, sometimes at the expense of others and their stupidity. The word can be used as both a positive (quick thinker) as a negative (scammer). Estonian character attribute
Se défouler Let off steam to release or get rid of excess energy French energy stress
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Kalsarikänni to get drunk (alone) at home in your underwear with no intention of going out Finnish funny action
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Ninot A ninot is a figure with human representation. In a conversation, it means a person without personality. Valencian attribute
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Kolay gelsin "may it come easy for you"; said to those who are busy Turkish interaction connection
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Avspasere To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). Norwegian society time
Niksen Sitting down and do nothing at all, thinking of nothing at all Dutch feeling awareness
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
Goya (گویا) The transporting suspension of disbelief that can occur in storytelling Urdu surprise
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Nekojita (ねこじた) Literally "cat's tongue"; a person who is sensitive to hot food and especially hot drinks Japanese food attribute
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Acedia Lack of concern over your spiritual life or "mental sloth" Greek emotion religion
Pena ajena "I feel embarrassed for you" Spanish emotion attribute
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change




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