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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
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Nostalgie de la boue A yearning for degradation, depravity, or other crude/base aspects of life, literally "a yearning for mud" French feeling
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
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence 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
Weltschmerz A feeling of melancholy and world-weariness German reflection adverse feeling
Dépayser Disorientation; not necessarily unpleasant (e.g., a pleasant sense of strangeness from being in a foreign country). French change feeling
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
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
Gezellig A warm feeling of cozyness, but also have good times with friends af a party. Dutch feeling positive
Hireath A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Eunoirophrenia The peace of mind that comes with having pleasant dreams. Greek feeling positive
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
Arbejdsglæde Litearlly "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling



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