25 ways to explain Unexplainable Feelings

You may have experienced any of these or you are currently experiencing it; it may be someone you know. Do not feel weird about it. Everybody has feelings they can’t relate to.

As humans, we all have feelings. Love, hate, anger, joy, and what-have-you are all feelings that we’ve come to recognize over time. However, there are many feelings we experience without any real word to describe them. These words are what John Koenig created and compiled into the “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”.


When you realize that everyone you meet has a life of struggle and complications. A life filled with personal dreams, worries, relationships, schedules, and madness – seems your story is just one out of billions. The reality of life that makes you look like a giant reducing gradually to a minion.

  1. OPIA

Opia is the doubtful intensity of staring straight at someone which can in turn, cause feelings of invasion and vulnerability.



Monachopsis is the gentle but persistent feeling that one does not belong.

  1. Énouement

Énouement is the bittersweet feeling of experiencing the future but unable to remember the past life.

  1. Vellichor

Vellichor is the unusually vague feeling of old bookshops. You feel like you are around books which you cannot relate to because they contain ancient thoughts of old authors.

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