We’ve collated and designed 11 beautifully obscure words describing complex emotions you must know. As humans, we experience a vast and intricate emotional spectrum as we move through life, whether it’s ambiguous eye contact with another person or the often forgotten depth of another’s personal life, you’ll find a description here. These words have been created by the Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows.

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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. 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.