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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Tamil beauty change
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Mono no aware The bittersweetness of a brief and grading moment of transcendent beauty. Japanese beauty
Aesthete Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature English art beauty
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Numinous Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted - the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed an inspired English beauty emotion
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Punya “Merit,” “virtue”, “sacred", "good karma", among other things Sanskrit beauty
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life

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