Word of the Day – Saudade

By February 14, 2017Word of the Day

Saudade (noun) (Portuguese)

sow-da-da

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 – Procellous

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Procellous (adj) (rare)

pro-sell-us

Stormy, turbulent.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Goffe (?1591–1629), playwright and Church of England clergyman. From French † procelleux from classical Latin procellōsus stormy from procella + -ōsus.

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Word of the Day – Antinomy

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Antinomy (noun)

an-tin-o-mee

A contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘a conflict between two laws’): from Latin antinomia, from Greek, from anti ‘against’ + nomos ‘law’.

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