10 Beautiful Words in the English Language For Human Emotions We Never Knew Had Names
The spectrum of human experience is far too complicated to be limited to happy, sad, and in-between. In fact, there are more words for the “in-between” than most people know. There’s a word for feeling nostalgic for a time you never experienced. There’s even a word for when you wish you could care less about something.
Here are 10 beautiful nouns in the English language for our many complicated human emotions.
Pronounced kris-a-lizim. The feeling of tranquility when you’re indoors when it’s raining heavily outside.
Pronounced ly-lo. The friendship between two people who feel as if no time has passed when they see each other after a long period of separation.
Pronounced son-der. The realization that every stranger and passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. That each person is occupied by their own personal ambitions, worries, and problems.
Pronounced mo-na-kop-sis. The inability to adapt to your surroundings and the feeling of being out of place.
Pronounced eram-nee-ja. The realization that you were born in the wrong time period, wishing you lived in another time.
Pronounced an-em-oh-ya. The feeling of nostalgia for a time or place that you have never experienced.
Pronounced pah-ro. The feeling that no matter what you do, you’re doing it wrong.
Pronounced zee-noh. The powerful moments shared between random strangers, such as a smile or a laugh, which reduce feelings of loneliness.
Pronounced aka-ta-lep-sy. The apparent impossibility of humans ever comprehending the universe.
Pronounced lib-ero-sis. The desire to care less about things, to feel less.