Definition: Ilinx (French)


[ pronounced IL-links ]
French word to describe a feeling of strange excitement from destruction, especially minor acts of chaos caused by you out of mischief rather than anything destructive, big or small, caused by others.

  • From the TEDTalk below (about 2:00 in), by Tiffany Watt Smith, which includes a bunch of emotions where there are no words in English, but which you may well have experienced, but never had one single word to describe them! Or which you may go out and try to see if you can conjure up the feeling from hints in its definition for where and/or under what conditions one might experience it.


This feeling is a fun one to create any time you need a little spark in life! 🙂


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