n. the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place, as maladapted to your surroundings as a seal on a beach.
Monachopsis —lumbering, clumsy, easily distracted, huddled in the company of other misfits, unable to recognize the ambient roar of your intended habitat, in which you’d be fluidly, brilliantly, effortlessly at home.
by Shrubatee June 21, 2015
/mon-uh-kop-sis/ n.
The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place - that you are drastically juxtaposed amidst your surroundings - ultimately feeling like one side of your puzzle piece will never fit - as you aimlessly search for the place that you would feel effortlessly at home.
friend 2: hey man, whats got you so down these days?
friend 1: i dont know man, its like this endless feeling of monachopsis is dragging me down
friend 2?: and thats why you made me, isnt that right?
friend 1: yeah, i guess so
by LiquidReverb December 6, 2022