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Words That Perfectly Describe Emotions Everyone Feels But Have No Words For
By Jillian Wong, 28 Apr 2015
After showing us the poetic meanings of these invented words, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows returns with more made-up words in the form of a BuzzFeed list by Daniel Dalton.
The following collection of 23 words from its comprehensive lexicon perfectly describe emotions that you probably might have experienced, but have no words for.
These include “chrysalism”, which is “the amniotic tranquilty of being indoors during a thunderstorm”, and “sonder”, which refers to “the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own”—our favorite is probably “énouement”, which describes “the bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self”.
You might also wish to check out our previous word-related features for more intriguing linguistic brain food.
Scroll down to see these evocative words and view the entire list here.
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