10/06/2015 08:49:00 pm

Monachopsis [Word of the Day]

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a website byJohn Koenig. It is filled with invented words, their definitions aims to fill a hole in the language-to give a name to emotions we all experience but don't yet have a word for, according to his website.
Today's word is Monachopsis:

n. the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place, as maladapted to your surroundings as a seal on a beach—lumbering, clumsy, easily distracted, huddled in the company of other misfits, unable to recognize the ambient roar of your intended habitat, in which you’d be fluidly, brilliantly, effortlessly at home.



  1. ahhh, the dictionary of obscure sorrows! this is one of the best places to look for writing/general life inspiration. thank you for sharing this, zelus. your blog gets better & better with each post!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I love words like these, and I'll be sharing more words like these in the future.

  2. Just this year I've become acquainted with wanting to expand my vocabulary, because sometimes one word can fill the space of six. I especially like words with meanings like this x

    The Life of Little Me

    1. Thanks! Will be (hopefully) sharing more words like these).


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