Word of the Week: Catharsis

Catharsis: the purging and purification of strong, usually negative emotions, often through art or music. Comes from the Greek word κάθαρσις (katharsis), which means ‘cleansing’.

Example Comic on a Friend’s Betrayal:

How To Say ‘Catharsis’ in Different Languages:

French Catharsis
GermanKatharsis (pronounced katar-sis)
SpanishCatarsis
Chinese (Simplified)导泻 (pronounced dǎoxiè)
Arabicالتنفيس (pronounced altanfis)
HungarianKatarzis
Italian Catarsi
Braille⠠⠉⠁⠹⠜⠎⠊⠎
Japaneseカタルシス (pronounced katarushisu)

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