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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Tampo Behaviour in which a person withdraws his or her affection or cheerfulness from a person who has hurt his or her feelings; when you're disappointed with someone yet do not express it directly Tagalog adverse emotion
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Verschlimmbesserung An attempt at improvement that makes things worse than they already were German adverse
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Vaitherichal The feeling that you get when someone has something that you lack, however you are not jealous, yet instead feel as though they should not possess that because you don't Tamil adverse thinking
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Han Sorrow, regret, grief, resentment, "a dull ache of the soul", yet passive and not revenge seeking; waiting for the injustice to be righted Korean society persistence adverse
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
kataṟu (கதறு) Helplessly shaking and crying Tamil action adverse
Paasa A person who leads someone on (intentionally or not). Appearing as if they are genuinely interested romantically when they aren’t Tagalog adverse interaction awareness
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Házisárkány Literally "indoor dragon"; a nagging restless spouse Hungarian family stress adverse
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse



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