Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Gezellig A warm feeling of cozyness, but also have good times with friends af a party. Dutch feeling positive
Cynefin A place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming Welsh nature feeling
Sankocha The feeling of embarrassment due to receiving an inordinate or extravagent gift/favor, making you feel as though you need to return a favor that you can't Kannada feeling
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Te quiero Similar to "I love you" in a lower level, something that you say to someone and maybe someday it will be "love". For example, It's used with close co workers or in the classroom. Spanish feeling
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Mamihlapinatapai A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire but which neither wants to begin Yaghan love feeling
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Nakakapag pabagabag Something that brings about excessive anxiety or restlessness for a period of time; something that is making you nervous Tagalog stress feeling awareness
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Nostalgie de la boue A yearning for degradation, depravity, or other crude/base aspects of life, literally "a yearning for mud" French feeling
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Dépayser Disorientation; not necessarily unpleasant (e.g., a pleasant sense of strangeness from being in a foreign country). French change feeling
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling




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