The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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

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

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

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

Graphic designer John Koenig has sought for years to fill holes in language that describe the emotions that we all feel, but fail to communicate. Since 2009, his website: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has been a “a compendium of invented words”, as he calls it. According to Koening, “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.” (from here)

http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/

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