50 Unusual and Untranslatable Words in More Languages

Positive Words Research is doing a research on unusual words that have at least 1% percentage of positivity in them. Some of the words from this list are unusual but they are also a source of wisdom. By researching more such words, you get to learn and acquire some new knowledge and a wisdom that you may not have known about.

As we discover unusual words one by one we will add them to this list. The list is not in alphabetical order because it was not created all at once. Each word was added over time. If you know a word that has not been added please comment at the end of this list and we will include it in this list. Please add in the comment the unusual word you know and his definition and meaning with your own words. Thank you so much for your contribution.


Halcyon (adj) meaning: a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful. Peace and tranquility at is best! Calm and prosperity prevails all around.


Ikigai (n) meaning: Japanese concept that means a reason for being, a reason to get up in the morning, to enjoy the meaning of life – passion, purpose, something one lives for. Ikigai is a reason to live, that which gives life a sense of purpose.


Fika (n.) meaning: Swedish word that means a moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life. Like “coffee with friends”.


Abditory (n.) meaning: a place into which you can disappear; a hiding place. We added this word to this list of unusual words because having some moments alone in your hiding place is a proof of self-love.


Petrichor (n.) meaning: the wonderful smell in the air after it’s been raining.


Kintsukuroi (n.) meaning: “to repair with gold”; the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.


Meraki (v.) meaning: to do something with soul, creativity, or love, to put something of yourself into work.


Gezelligheid meaning: Dutch word that means the warmth of being with loved ones.


Forelsket meaning: Danish word that means the euphoria of falling in love.


Dor meaning: Romanian word that means the sense of longing when temporary separated from that whom you love. We added this word to this list of unusual words because due to “dor” we realize how much we love someone and how grateful we are that they are in our life. Therefore “dor” acts like a trigger for love and gratitude.


Merak meaning: Serbian word that means the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures.


Odnoliub meaning: Russian word that means someone that has only one love in their life.


Yuanfen meaning: Chinese word that means the force that brings us together.


Inglenook (n.) meaning: a small, cozy retreat beside a fireplace.


Yogasm (n.) meaning: the feeling of bliss when you’re done working your ass off your yoga mat.

Bhumisparsa Mudra

Bhumisparsa Mudra meaning: “touching the earth” and is a gesture that asks the devil of the earth to witness the Buddha’s enlightenment. The Bhumisparsa Mudra transforms rage and anger into wisdom, and is commonly seen in Buddha statues around the world. This mudra is performed seated with the right hand reaching over the right knee, and the left hand softly curled upwards in the lap.


Amaranthine (adj.) meaning: underlying, immortal, eternally beautiful. It also means a deep purple-red.


Kalon (n.) meaning: beauty that is more than skin deep.


Saorsa (n.) meaning: freedom and liberty.

Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum meaning: one of the highest Buddhist mantras. Every word in this mantra is a mantra in itself. There is at least one Buddhist book for each of these words. When one uses this mantra in his meditations, to understand the depth of the mantra, one must study these books or learn to meditate with a master.


Sonder (n.) meaning: the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own. Pronunciation: sohn-dehrr.


Textovert (n.) meaning: a person who is expressive and funny in texts but shy in person.


Quiescent meaning: a quiet, soft-spoken soul.


Chimerical meaning: merely imaginary; fanciful.


Susurrus meaning: a whispering or rustling sound.


Ranconteur meaning: one who excels in story-telling.


Clinquant meaning: glittering; tinsel-like.


Aubade meaning: a song greeting the dawn.


Ephemeral meaning: lasing a very short time.


Sempiternal meaning: everlasting; sweet in sound.


Billet-doux meaning: a love letter.


Redamancy meaning: act of loving in return.


Xylophile (n.) meaning: someone who loves forests, woods.


Hodophile (n.) meaning: one who loves to travel.


Onism (n.) meaning: the awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience.


Marmoris (n.) meaning: the shining surface of the ocean.


Lagom meaning: Swedish word that means not too little, not too much. Just right.


Wabi-sabi meaning: Noting lasts. Nothing is finished. Nothing is perfect.


Cynefin (n.) meaning: Welsh word that means a place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming.


Elysian (adj.) meaning: Greek word that means beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect.


Birr (verb) meaning: a soft swishing sound; a trilling pronunciation, like a rumbly, whirring noise.


Lucelence (adj.) meaning: the state of being fine and beautiful, shining, brilliant.


Ukiyo (n.) meaning: Japanese word that means “The Floating World”; Living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life. Pronunciation: [u-key-yo]


Forinsecal (adj.) meaning: foreign, alien; not native to an area or place.


Woodnote (n.) meaning: a wild or natural musical tone, as that of a forest bird. Pronunciation: [woo d-noht]


Seraphic (adj.) meaning: beautiful and pure; having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; of or relating to an angel of the first order.


Loistava (adj.) meaning: reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks to shine brightly and steadily.

Koi no yokan

Koi no yokan (n.) meaning: Japanese word that means the extraordinary sense upon first meeting someone, that you will one day fall in love. Pronunciation: [ko-ee no yo-kan]


Kismet (n.) meaning: fate; destiny. Pronunciation [kiz-mit, -met,kis-]


Pavonine (adj.) meaning: characteristics of peacock; resembling the tail of a peacock, as in colors; iridescent.


Mesmeric (adj.) meaning: appealing, drawing attention.


Stellify (verb) meaning: to turn into a star; place among the stars.

This is a list of unusual words that is constantly updated based on continual research. You can use this list when you need to find some: unique words, weird words, rare words, new words, cool words, untranslatable words.

Hope you have enjoyed the words already added. Contribute and add an unusual word to this list.

Positive Words Research – 50 Unusual Words and Untranslatable Words from English and Other Languages

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8 Beautiful Words That Express Unusual Feelings To Enjoy

Beautiful words that express unusual feelings are explained in the list below.

1. Farouche 

Pronounced ‘faroosh’, it’s an adjective of French origin. It means ‘sullen or shy in the company of others’. Though it’s something we all have to go through at some point of time, a farouche person isn’t comfortable opening up to people quickly.

For example: Though he is a farouche guy, he is a completely different person with animals.

2. Nonplussed

Pronounced ‘nonplust’, it’s an adjective of Latin origin. It means ‘surprised and confused and not knowing how to react’. We go through this when we receive news that we hadn’t expected in our wildest dreams.

For example: She was totally nonplussed when she came to know that she had got the scholarship.

3. Gushy

It’s an adjective that means ‘expressing approval in a very enthusiastic way’. Aren’t we all gushy when we know that we have landed our dreams?

For example: She was all gushy when he stood beaming in front of her with a ring.

4. Vicarious

It’s an adjective of Latin origin that means ‘experienced in the imagination, through the feelings or actions of another person’. This would be common occurrence for an avid book or movie lover.

For example: You think I don’t know how it feels to lose a loved one? What do you think I felt when Katniss lost Prim?

5. Idée fixe

It’s a noun of French origin that’s pronounced ‘ee-day feeks’. It means ‘an idea that dominates someone’s mind; an obsession’. This is very unusual and more serious than just an earworm.

For example: Schizophrenics have peculiar idée fixes that makes them suspicious of everything.

6. Quiescent

Pronounced ‘kwi-ess-uhnt’, it’s an adjective of Latin origin. It means ‘a state or period of inactivity’. We all need a quiescent break from our busy lifestyle every once in a while, don’t we?

For example:  The winter was a quiescent affair compared to the hustle and bustle of summer.

7. Louche

It’s an adjective of French origin that’s pronounced ‘loosh’. It means ‘having a bad reputation but still attractive’. It’s a human tendency. After all, Eve chose the apple.

For example: Most teen girls have an infatuation for a louche celebrity.

8. Jejune

Pronounced ‘jijoon’, it’s an adjective of Latin origin. It means ‘naïve and simplistic’. We always have this one person in our class or office who is jejune, right?

For example: Every mother’s instinct is to think that her child is too jejune to be let out in the world.

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Beautiful words that express unusual feelings

Free Inspirational Guide By Victoria J.Brown To Motivate You

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This inspiring guide is full of messages & images that relate to her blog www.victoria-brown.com and also the “Positive word of the week” featured on the ‘Positive Words Research’ website.

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What is BLISSED OUT: definition and meaning | Dictionary


adjective \ˈblist-ˈau̇t\

experiencing bliss, to be overwhelmed by bliss, ecstatic, completely and extremely happy and relaxed, blissful, blissfulness

Definitions from various dictionaries

The Free Dictionary   blissed-out

Urban Dictionary   blissed-out

Merriam-Webster   blissed-out

Cambridge Dictionary   blissed-out

Dictionary.com   blissed-out

MacMillan Dictionary    blissed-out

Your Dictionary    blissed-out

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This Week’s Positive Word is DEVINE: Learn a New Word

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By Victoria J.Brown

Ask yourself …

Are you living a Devine life?

Do you know how to live a Devine life?

What does living a Devine life actually mean?

When we talk about living a Devine life, people often think about God, living spiritually, and connecting with a higher power. This is essence is true, but there is a simpler way of looking at life and understanding how you can live a Devine life.

It’s as simple as – Do what you love.

Once you are filling your days with things you love, you can’t help but raise yourself to another level. Your frequency levels will move higher in connection with the Universe. You can’t help but push your mind beyond the everyday mundane tasks that may be holding you back from reaching your potential.

Ask yourself, ‘What is my passion?’ ‘What would give me joy?’

What would you do every day that would fulfill you? What plans can you put in place to make this happen?

Here’s my top tips on how you can start living the Devine life you deserve:

  • Remember small steps count – put a plan in place that will ensure you are starting to work towards your dream.
  • Do something today that your future self will thank you for – when I think of my future self, I think about tomorrow; what can you do today that will bring you closer to your dreams tomorrow? Do something daily will ensure you work your way closer to those goals.
  • Being grateful for where you are at the moment will help you feel more settled with your life. It’s good to want to challenge yourself and push yourself forward, but being grateful for your present moment and feeling love for all that you have and all that you are, will ensure your life is Devine.
  • Once you become grateful for your life, trust that you are going in the right direction, then all will become clear and you will realise your life can be as Devine as you want it to be.

The word DEVINE is different from the word DIVINE. DEVINE is an adjective and means: super fantastic; righteous!; pretty much the coolest ever. Here is the definition in the Urban Dictionary. DIVINE means better than perfect, what people will say if they read a book or eat something that is better than perfect.

PS: I love the word Devine, it just says everything that life should be, doesn’t it? Answer me commenting below.

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This Week’s Positive Word is BUBBLY: Have Fun and Be Happy


By Victoria J.Brown

How bubbly would you say you are?

If someone was describing you to another person, would they say …

 OR … would they say …

When faced with problems, how do you deal with them? Is every problem in your life due to your constant bad luck? Or do you see these things as ‘just life’; little bumps in the journey of life?

You see, those who ooze a bubbly personality may not have a perfect life, but that doesn’t affect the way they treat themselves or others.

A situation may be occurring that you feel is completely negative in your life, but try looking at it from a different angle.

Ask yourself, ‘Why is this happening to me?’

I don’t mean, ‘WHY? WHY? WHY ME??!!’ As you scream to the heavens.

 I mean, ask yourself, ‘What am I learning from this situation?’ ‘Why does this need to happen to me?’ ‘What will I discover?’

Tell yourself you can gain something from this.

Write down 5 things you will gain from going through a certain experience.

Once you start looking for the positive in any adverse situation you are going through, you will feel a cloud being lifted.

A bubbly and lovable person sees the good in life … always!

Still finding it hard to just simply be happy, let alone bubbly?

Here’s 5 tips on how to be bubbly

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