What words come to mind when you think of beautiful words? Is it love, romance, flowers, sunset, or sea waves? People have different definitions of beauty.
Personally, I grew up like a fish (I’m a Gemini, though) who always wanted to swim against the stream. I saw beauty in things that others found ordinary or uninteresting, and I tried to make ordinary things extraordinary. When I learned the words from this article, I found that more than half of these words accurately describe my personality.
They are beautiful, interesting, and unique words that you don’t normally hear on the street. I bet you have never heard of more than 50% of the words on this list!
Lisztomania is named after Franz Liszt, the Hungarian pianist, teacher, and composer. In ancient times, Lisztomania was used to describe enthusiasm for the music of Franz Liszt. Nowadays, however, this word means a strong need to listen to music all the time.
People often have this need because music offers them an escape from reality or helps them to be calmer or more focused. And, honestly, sometimes there’s nothing better than putting on headphones and immersing yourself in another world through music.
Are you a Selenophile? I am! Selenophiles are people who are in love with the moon that shines brightly at night. These people love looking at the moon because it calms them or helps them find a deeper meaning in life.
Try looking at the moon sometime and think how many millions of people around the world are also looking at that same moon at the very same moment. Isn’t that a beautiful feeling?
An Astrophile is a person who loves the stars and all things astronomy. You can call yourself an astrophile if you find it relaxing to sit on your patio at night and watch the night sky dotted with stars, constellations, and planets.
If you find it comforting to be in the dark or have a strong attraction to the dark, you are a nyctophile. For some people, darkness can be a place of peace and comfort. It may provide a sense of security, privacy, and protection from the outside world.
Being in the dark may give you the space you need to withdraw and recharge.
An aesthete is someone who is refined in taste and has a deep appreciation of beauty and art. This person prefers minimalist design and soft colors. An aesthete pays attention to the small details of everything around, and they are someone who can sense the presence of aesthetics without being too obvious about it.
A noceur is a person who stays up late at night or doesn’t sleep at all. This word denotes a person who stays up all night, typically engaging in activities that will prevent them from getting any sleep, such as working online, watching movies, or working out.
A pluviophile is a person who loves rain. The word comes from the French words pluie (rain) and -phile (lover or affinity) and denotes someone who finds calm, peace, and joy in rainy weather. This person either likes to watch the rain from outside the window or walks outside in the rain and listens to the raindrops falling on the ground.
If you live in a non-rainy area, there are a number of soothing rain videos on youtube if you want to satisfy your ‘pluviophile’ needs!
Dendrophile is a person who loves forests, trees, or in general, woody plants. These people find a sense of calm and peace when surrounded by trees, as it gives them a sense of being. You can also call yourself a dendrophile if you find it comforting to hug trees or even talk to them!
An autophile is a person who loves solitude and doesn’t need a company to feel fulfilled. They’re alone, yet content. Although solitude is unimaginable for some of us, autophiles literally seek it out and love being alone.
I’m not an autophile myself, but I love and need working alone because I’m more focused and comfortable.
Mångata is a beautiful Swedish word that means “the moonlight on water.” This word is a combination of måne (moon) + gata (street,) and it is, simply put, a line or lane formed by the moon’s glow on the surface of the water.
A geraunophile is a person who loves thunder and lightning. The word is derived from the Greek words ‘geranos’, meaning thunder, and ‘philein,’ meaning to love.
I love it when it thunders at night in the summertime. You can just lie down and look up at the clouds and stars. I feel like I am in a tiny world all my own, hearing the thunder roll in and out. Sometimes you can even hear rain tapping on the ground. It is a peaceful moment I never want to end!
An opacarophile is a person that loves the sunset, its colors, its beauty, and its energy. They see sunsets as those moments that give you chills to the bone.
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