Word of the Day – Saudade

By February 14, 2017Word of the Day

Saudade (noun) (Portuguese)


A deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.

A Portuguese word today for Valentine’s Day, and what a lovely word it is.

Example sentences

“He experienced saudade, or a longing nostalgia, for the life he shared with her”

Word of the Day – Nacket

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Nacket (noun)


A small, cheeky or artful boy.

British English, used mostly in Celtic Britain (Wales, Scotland, Ireland), but rare. Probably from French ‘naquet’, a small boy employed by a master.

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