In March, the Oxford Dictionary added the word kilig to its dictionary. This news is somewhat dated, but I wanted to post it so that you’re all aware, because I love this word, and I plan to use it A LOT.
It’s a Filipino term that conveys that inexplicable, exquisite sense of pleasurable thrill, usually (though not always) associated with romantic feelings. It’s like the word squee or feels only more…just more.
It’s basically the opposite of chill:
1. Of a person: exhilarated by an exciting or romantic experience; thrilled, elated, gratified.
2. Causing or expressing a rush of excitement or exhilaration; thrilling, enthralling, captivating.
Exhilaration or elation caused by an exciting or romantic experience; an instance of this, a thrill.
kilig to the bones adj. utterly thrilled or thrilling.
kilig factor n. an element which generates exhilaration, excitement, or a romantic thrill.
kilig moment n. a thrillingly romantic moment.
You can read the complete listing in the OED.