Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Weichei Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Efkar The boredom of the soul. A lovely moment, that you need to be so happy, but instead you feel with a deep sorrow. Turkish feeling adverse
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Toska (тоска) At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. Russian adverse philosophy
Tenyérbemászó Literally "palm crawler"; a face begging to be punched Hungarian funny adverse
Sokaiya A man with a few shares in several companies who extorts money by threatening to come to the shareholders' meetings and cause trouble Japanese adverse
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
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Dreich Of weather: extremely dull, miserably dreary, a combination of cloud, rain, fog, wetness and coldness - all at the same time Scottish weather adverse
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Zažitjsja (зажиться) To keep living beyond the point where one feels they would be better off dead Russian death adverse
Bwisit Something/someone ruined your day or mood Tagalog emotion adverse
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
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
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection




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