Definition: Opia; Greek; noun
1. The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable—their pupils glittering, bottomless and opaque—as if you were peering through a hole in the door of a house, able to tell that there’s someone standing there, but unable to tell if you’re looking in or looking out.
Why we love this word?
It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Opia is a beautiful word that represents the equivocal act of staring into someones soul through their eyes. You can tell a lot about a person from the genuine looks in their eyes. It's the first thing I notice when I meet new people and the eyes are what are always looked into when striking a conversation. You see an individuals true intentions through their eyes. Always keep them open.
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