What is "nar"?

nar (när), n, 1. Disharmony. 2. Music. Repugnant discord; grating "out-of-tuneness". 3. Bad vibes; bad blood between two or more people, or between a person and some aspect of the Modern World. 4. Large ill-feeling stemming from a small incident (especially a misunderstanding): It turned out that the nar was caused by something I said which I meant to be funny but which she took seriously. 5. The trouble one creates when one doesn't resolve conflicts or when one tries to restrain one's true feelings: He didn't want to rock the boat so he kept his opinion to himself ­ although, in the long run, keeping quiet created even worse nar than anything he might've said. 6. A disturbing atmosphere which appears after an event or encounter (frequently in distinct contrast to what one feels during the occurrence); something which goes unnoticed at the time, but which comes to dominate in the end (for the worst). 7. The mysterious stuff which produces "that sinking feeling" when there is no apparent reason for it. (Look again!) 8. -ry, adj. causing or in a state of nar. [<D.H. Bianchi]

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