20 Words That Describes Emotions We Can Feel But Just Can’t Explain

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With the advancements being made to keep our world spinning, so to is the language that we speak everyday. A graphic designer named John Koenig has created an amazing website known as The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows. This website is dedicated to creating new meaningful words that describe the emotions and feelings for which we don’t have a solid word for yet. Enhancing our language even further with new words for people to use.

Koenig says,

“Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language — to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for. Each word actually means something etymologically, having been built from one of a dozen languages or renovated jargon.”

20 New Words To Enhance Your Vocabulary

1. Opia:
(n) The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable

2. Sonder:
(n) The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own

3. Énouement:
(n) The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.

4. Monachopsis:
(n) The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

5. Rubatosis:
(n) The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.

6. Vellichor:
(n) The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

7. Mauerbauertraurigkeit:
(n) The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.

8. Kenopsia:
(n) The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

9. Chrysalism:
(n) the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

10. Jouska:
(n) A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

11. Anecdoche:
(n) A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening

12. Vemödalen:
(n) The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.

13. Kuebiko:
(n) A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

14. Ellipsism:
(n) A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.

15. Exulansis:
(n) The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.

16. Lachesism:
The desire to be struck by disaster – to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.

17. Adronitis:
(n) Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.

18. Nodus Tollens:
(n) The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.

19. Rückkehrunruhe:
(n) The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.

20. Liberosis:
(n) The desire to care less about things.

Source: www.expandedconsciousness.com