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List of Adjectives to Describe Tone and Feelings and Emotions When you are writing a story, essay, critical analysis, poem, or any other sort of paper, you might start to look for a list of adjectives to describe tone and feelings and emotions. Adjectives for Tone, Feelings and Emotions Many times the same adjectives are used to express tone, feelings and emotions are the same.

A tone is an overall sense that you get from some sort of event, work, situation etc. Feelings and emotions are very similar however, emotions tend to refer to that which is not tangible, while feelings tend to be more tangible.

Describing a Tone Positive Tones Fresh !old


$oving %ympathetic !elieving %upportive


&nlightened 'lever (nvolved (ntent "ating (rritated *utraged Alarmed

"appy #evoted Negative Tones %arcastic )arcissistic


*bnoxious Foolish #isgruntled "urtful

%ardonic Mysterious

%tartled "orrified Annoyed %ecretive +ui,,ical -uilty

#isbelieving )ot supportive 'autious 'alculated .urposeful %ad .olitical %ecular %ocial #emocratic

!itter Angry /esentful /emorseful #ull #reary

Other Tones $ight "eavy


/epublican $iberal 'onservativ e

(ntelligent /eligious

Describing a Feeling Positive Feelings "appy Well


Attracted "andsome -orgeous Attractive &mpowered (ntelligent %mart !etter

Agreeable !rave 'alm #elightful &ager -entle 2olly 2oyful

*0 1ery well 'lean %trong !eautiful &xcited

0ind )ice %weet .roud /elieved "ope Faith *ptimistic $oving *pen

3nderstandi ng /eliable Ama,ed -reat $ucky Fortunate Festive 'heerful Moody

.layful Animated Wonderful 4hrilled %upportive %erene Free &ngrossed (nvolved

Negative Feelings Angry %ad


#isgruntled 4errible #readful #irty 3gly #efeated &mbarrasse d %tupid #umb Foolish

%illy "urt )ervous %cared &vil !ashful .essimistic %adistic "ating 4aken aback

"ungry 'old "ot Warm 'hilly 4hirsty %ick 4ired Weak

Describing an Emotion Positive Emotions "appy 2oyful


.ride Appreciative "ope Faith 4hrilled

*vercome *verjoyed /espectful %upportive %erene

$oving $iking $usting %weet

Negative Emotions %ad Angry


Aggravated "ating #espise %our #epressed %ick Fear -uilt 2ealousy

%elf5pity Anxiety Frustration &nvy $onging %hame %elfish *verwhelm ed

Mad -rumpy 4earful #evastated "orrified #isgruntled "urt Annoyed

Many of these words could fit in more than one category.

Using Adjectives for Tone, Feelings, and Emotions (t can be difficult to find just the right word to describe a tone that is being used or a feeling or emotion being experienced by someone. "ere are some helpful tips writers and for teaching adjectives to describe types of feelings which are often rather abstract6 .ick a few, strong adjectives to use. 4hey are very helpful to get your point across. #o not pick a ton of different adjectives to use. 4he number really depends upon what you are describing. (f you start to use too many words, not only are you going to confuse your reader or student, but your writing style is going to 7uickly become very choppy. #o not be afraid to take some time to figure out a situation. For example, you might have to analy,e the tone of a short composition. %it back for awhile and let the words really absorb in. "opefully, these tips and the lists of adjectives will help you to become a better writer or teacher.