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Tones of Passages

Tones of Passages

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF TONES in RCAcerbic
Harsh/ severe; bitter
Aggressive
Forceful; tending towards unprovoked offensivenessAngry/indignant
Apathetic
Emotionless; not interested/ concerned; indifferent; unresponsive
Apologetic
Expressing remorse, regret, sorrow for having failed, injured, insulted orwronged another
Belligerent
Aggressively hostile; bellicose
Biased
Favouring one thing/person/group over another for personal reasons.
Caustic
Biting; acerbic
Commiserating
Feeling/ expressing sorrow for; empathizing with; pity
Condescending
Patronizing; showing/implying patronising descent from dignity/ superiority
Contemptuous
Expressing contempt/ disdain
Cynical
displaying a belief that people are always self-seeking and never altruistic intheir actions
Derisive
Unkind and displaying contempt
Disparaging
Speak slightingly; depreciating; belittling
Dogmatic
Asserting opinions in an arrogant manner; imperious; dictatorial
Emotional
Easily affected by feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear and thelike
Ethical
Dealing with principles of morality; honest; righteous
Euphemistic
Substitution of mild, indirect or vague expression for one thought to beoffensive, harsh or blunt
Grandiose
More complicated/ elaborated than necessary; pompous
Humanistic
Evincing keen interest in human affairs, nature, welfare, values
Humourous
Funny and amusing
Introspective
Consider one's own internal state of feelings
Incendiary
Causing strong feelings
Laudatory
Praising; extolling; applauding
Motivating
Impelling; inciting
Obsequious
Fawning; showing servile complaisance; flattering; deferent
Pedestrian
Lacking vitality, imagination, distinction
Populist
Egalitarian; pertaining to the characteristics of common people/ working class
Provocative
Inciting; stimulating; irritating; vexing
Romantic
Fanciful; impractical; unrealistic; extravagant; exaggerated
Sarcastic
Harsh, bitter derision; taunting; sneering; cutting remarks
Satirical
Ironical; taunting; human folly held up to scorn/ derision/ ridicule
Speculative
Theoretical rather than practical; thoughtful; reflective; hypothetical
Technical
Using terminology or treating subject matter in a manner peculiar to aparticular field, as a writer or a book 
Vitriolic
Full of anger and hatred
Vituperative
Cruel and angry criticism
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1.
accusatory-charging of wrong doing2.
 
apathetic-indifferent due to lack of energy or concern3.
 
awe-solemn wonder4.
 
bitter-exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief 5.
 
cynical-questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people6.
 
condescension; condescending-a feeling of superiority7.
 
callous-unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others8.
 
contemplative-studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue9.
 
critical-finding fault10.
 
choleric-hot-tempered, easily angered11.
 
contemptuous-showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect12.
 
caustic-intense use of sarcasm; stinging, biting13.
 
conventional-lacking spontaneity, originality, and individuality14.
 
disdainful-scornful15.
 
didactic-author attempts to educate or instruct the reader16.
 
derisive-ridiculing, mocking17.
 
earnest-intense, a sincere state of mind18.
 
erudite-learned, polished, scholarly19.
 
fanciful-using the imagination20.
 
forthright-directly frank without hesitation21.
 
gloomy-darkness, sadness, rejection22.
 
haughty-proud and vain to the point of arrogance
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23.
 
indignant-marked by anger aroused by injustice24.
 
intimate-very familiar25.
 
 judgmental-authoritative and often having critical opinions26.
 
 jovial-happy27.
 
lyrical-expressing a poet’s inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like28.
 
matter-of-fact--accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional29.
 
mocking-treating with contempt or ridicule30.
 
morose-gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent31.
 
malicious-purposely hurtful32.
 
objective-an unbiased view-able to leave personal judgments aside33.
 
optimistic-hopeful, cheerful34.
 
obsequious-polite and obedient in order to gain something35.
 
patronizing-air of condescension36.
 
pessimistic-seeing the worst side of things; no hope37.
 
quizzical-odd, eccentric, amusing38.
 
ribald-offensive in speech or gesture39.
 
reverent-treating a subject with honor and respect40.
 
ridiculing-slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of 41.
 
reflective-illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions42.
 
sarcastic-sneering, caustic43.
 
sardonic-scornfully and bitterly sarcastic44.
 
satiric-ridiculing to show weakness in order to make a point, teach45.
 
sincere-without deceit or pretense; genuine
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