The Emotionary is a website that invents new words for complicated emotions.
Some words from languages around the world frustratingly have no equivalent in English. Other words for complicated and difficult-to-convey ideas simply haven’t been invented yet. A new website, however, is dragging a bunch of these previously inexpressible words into existence.
The Emotionary is an online depository for words that express feelings such as“ambiviculty”–the anxiety associated with making a decision due to constant self-doubt and ability to see equal merit in each outcome. Created by actress Eden Sher, the site mines some thorny emotional territory, and gives it a name, mostly by jamming two existent words together in interesting ways.