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Basically loneliness but while being surrounded by people. The feeling you get when you're depressed and even if you're at a night out with some friends you feel alone. Or even in the more broad sense of being by yourself in a crowded city. Perhaps looking out from your balcony and watching people go by. I don't know the word for this emotion. Particularly one without any kind of negative association. Like a serene kind of loneliness.
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The word your'e looking for is German, "Tumannij├╝den."
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The word you're looking for is African, "Jumanji."
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The word you're looking for is in Dutch, "kontvingeren"
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ennui
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The word you're looking for is English, "Alienation."
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>>7587038
no.
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>>7586985
Boredom, ennui, melancholy... I can think of these.
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Emptiness?
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Yeah, I know what you mean... an "Infinite Jest" sort of feeling. DFW captured it well.
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>>7587063
I think that's more the feeling of when you're surrounded by talent and feeling lonely.
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>>7587040
I still feels like that carries too much negative weight though.

>>7587055
No, not like that. Just the state of being alone in a crowd not of boredom.

The best example I suppose I could give would be from the song "Summer Nights" by Esprit. It does a good job of providing this feeling.
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>>7587080
Ah. I see. Ok. So the word you're looking for is loneliness.
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Preoccupied is a good down-to-earth word but you seem like you're looking for something more ethereal ... of course, depression is simply a sort of introverted preoccupation. A downward spiral of introspection.

But I don't think you want the word preoccupation. "Like a serene kind of loneliness" sounds like nostalgia, not in the sense of 'nostalgic' but when someone is entirely taken over by a vision to the past. However, nostalgia does imply an object of the nostalgic feeling, so it's not right either.
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>>7586985
distanced?
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>>7587094
But more neutral. I don't think loneliness would be apt for the specific situation of feeling alone in a crowd either.

>>7587096
Exactly.
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>>7587113
removed? assuming you want the adj. removedness otherwise. calm removedness would be serenity i guess
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>>7587121
lol adverb (adv) i mean ha ha
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>>7587113
I considered that and isolated but distance felt more like an emotional connection than a physical one and isolated felt to clinical.
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>>7587128
Actually thinking on it if I were to define the word I'm looking for "a state of willful isolation even in an otherwise crowded environment." Perhaps with a happy-ish connotation.
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>>7587135
that is the very definition of seclusion and if you tell me seclusion has a negative connotation to it i'm going to call you a feelsfag.
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>>7587077
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Can you all stop entertaining this fag?

This word doesn't exist.

Op has never heard or seen it

Op just wants to distill the feels from >>7587080 some gay song into one word.

For no reason.

Dumbest thread ever.
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>>7587140
I feel like that's the most accurate but I feel like I generally prescribe that to situations involving someone who is actually alone both in body and mind.

>>7587145
Or ur a cunt m8. Some of us actually do write, you know?
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It's the blues, dawg. You have the blues.
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Seclusion?
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>>7587157
You don't need a single word fuckface.

If you were a writer you'd know this: if your meaning doesn't fit in one word, use two

Idiot
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>>7587170
Pls keep posting so I can add your posts to an anthology - "Dumb Shit" by You.

>>7587160
Like I said seclusion seems to me more related to physical separation rather than mental or emotional.

>>7587158
Not in a sad way.
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>>7587180
Everyone with eyes can see I'm right you stupid motherfucker, getting butthurt just proves I'm on target. The resistance of your anus makes my penis harder
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Sehnsucht?
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>>7587206
Perhaps but not sure if I could apply it properly.
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>>7586985
I believe the term you're looking for is special-snowflake
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>>7587213
That's as close as I get, pal. If you find a better one make sure to post it here.
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>>7586985

ENNUI
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Pathos
Mono no Aware (not a word but a phrase---close enough either way)
Monachopsis
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>>7587314
>Monachopsis
niiiiiiiice
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>>7587008
Being surrounded by tumannij├╝den would make anyone depressed.
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>>7587145
Ironically, the word he is searching for is "faggot."
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OP, the word is loneliness. You can be lonely in a crowd.

I think you've gotten mixed up between loneliness and solitude.
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>>7587135
solitude
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>>7587486
No.

Solitude is "the state or situation of being alone", loneliness implies a sort of melancholy and detachment from others which can be felt in the presence of others, and when you're alone.
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>>7587504
>DFW

please
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>>7587029
Yes this is correct
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Existential loneliness.
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>>7587015
underrated post
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>>7586985

I'm going to second alienation as the closest one I can think of.

>>7587145

You're awfully sure of yourself, even though you're a giant idiot faggot.

Some of us enjoy eloquence for it's own sake here on this literature board. If that like a strange and alien passion to you, maybe you're not in the right place.
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Insulated
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Detached
marooned
distracted
secluded
memed
bigguyed
foryou'd
neet
fedoralized
andbutso'ed
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