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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
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
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
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
Goesting Looking forward to, can't wait, have an appetite for Dutch positive feeling
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Gezellig A warm feeling of cozyness, but also have good times with friends af a party. Dutch feeling positive
Nostalgie de la boue A yearning for degradation, depravity, or other crude/base aspects of life, literally "a yearning for mud" French feeling
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
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
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
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
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Arbejdsglæde Literally "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling



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