Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Crapoter verb. To not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Zeitgeist The "spirit of the time" is what's going on culturally, religiously, or intellectually during a certain period. German time society
Nekama A man who pretends to be a woman on the internet Japanese society
Sortable adj. Someone you can take out without fear of being embarrassed, usually used to refer to friends or family members. e.g. "Elle n'est pas sortable." French friends interaction society
Nito-onna A woman so dedicated to her career that she has no time to iron blouses, so dresses only in knitted tops. Japanese society work
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
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Arlésienne Used to describe people who are at the centre of a conversation/situation/problem but can’t be found anywhere French society interaction
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Avspasere To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). Norwegian society time
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society
Guān xì (關係) Cultivating relationships; reciprocal connections; networking; social karma. Chinese society friends
Linslus Someone who always wants to have their face in a photo. Literal translation: "lens louse" Swedish society
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
inssa Short word of insider = trendy people who catch up with the trends Korean society
Eomchina Contraction of the phrase "Mom's friend's son". Academically successful (and possibly wealthy) male student who is the target of envy among others Korean family society work
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection
Hikikomori When a young person who is obsessed with TV, video games, and the internet, withdraws from society Japanese habits society
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change




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