Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Koshatnik A dealer in stolen cats Russian adverse character work
Nutro (Нутро) Something that governs your inner being; your core Russian strength character
Kuleana Self-imposed responsibility, duty, service Hawaiian strength character
Querencia A place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home, the place where you are your most authentic self Spanish strength happiness character
Filotimo A friend of honour, but it also implies dignity, pride, sacrifice and respect Greek character friends
Mandilón A male who is super dedicated to his girlfriend, as compared to his friends Spanish love character
Chamcha Literally: spoon, someone who sucks up to someone else or seeks another's approval constantly Hindi negative character
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Hoʻoponopono Mutual forgiveness. Hawaiian connection character emotion
Philotimo (φιλότιμο) The inner impulse to act well and in alignment with the moral virtues that represent one's own society and upbringing Greek society character family
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Xeitoso Something well done or someone who does some particular thing well. Also someone who looks put together. A person has (or has not) "xeito" (is "xeitoso", or not) at doing something when he does something properly. Galician character
Andria (ανδρεία) Both valour and courage, expressed in actions in front of the face of danger Greek strength character
Tüddelig Sweet, elderly, and senile German character
Seny Common sense, is a form of ancestral Catalan wisdom or sensibleness. It involves well-pondered perception of situations, level-headedness, awareness, integrity, and right action Catalan positive character
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Tatemae & Honne The contrast between a person's feelings and desires (honne) versus the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae) Japanese feeling reflection character
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
Philotimo Love of honour Greek character
Tingo The act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them Pascuense funny interaction character
Vypendrivatsja (выпендриваться) To behave in a way that makes one look more important or special than one is, to ride the high horse, to show off Russian character society
Mauri ora The essence that animates humans Nogay character
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute




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