[LMB] OT: Looking for a word

Azalais Aranxta tiamat at tsoft.com
Tue Jan 29 22:12:04 GMT 2008


On Tue, 29 Jan 2008, Thad Coons wrote:

> Bear Master asked:
>
> <Monkeyshines smipped>
>
> > I am sure there is a name for the emotion that accompanies
> > that sudden reversal, the "I want it!  I have it!  I don't
> > want it anymore!"  But for the life of me I cannot think of
> > it!  It isn't averace, it's probably a subclass of envy,
> > related to resentment and *Gluckschmerz*, but none of those
> > are it.  Spite comes closest, but even that's more giving
> > something up to deprive it to others than no longer wanting
> > what you have because someone has something better.
> >
>
> Pique, maybe?

Buyer's remorse.  I experience this sometimes with eBay
purchases--the thing I longed for isn't nearly as cool as I
thought it was.  Or perhaps just plain not worth what I paid.

~malfoy :)

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