Saudade (Portuguese): Feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. "Vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist." Accommodates in one word the haunting desire for a lost love, or for an imaginary, impossible, never-to-be-experienced love. Whether the object has been lost or will never exist, it feels the same to the seeker, and leaves them heartbroken. See Welsh word, hiraeth.