Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
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
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
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
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
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
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian dead adverse
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change




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