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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food 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
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Dépayser Disorientation; not necessarily unpleasant (e.g., a pleasant sense of strangeness from being in a foreign country). French change feeling
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Goesting Looking forward to, can't wait, have an appetite for Dutch positive feeling
Nostalgie de la boue A yearning for degradation, depravity, or other crude/base aspects of life, literally "a yearning for mud" French feeling
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
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
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Eunoirophrenia The peace of mind that comes with having pleasant dreams. Greek feeling positive
Hireath A deep longing for home Welsh reflection 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
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

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