Characters Feeling a Bit…Emotional?

Struggling to describe and emotion is probably one of the hardest things to do as a writer.  Mostly because every single word conveys something just a little bit different.  Here is some vocabulary porn to help you find just the right word to describe that uncomfortable topic of emotion.

Happy

  • Adored
  • Thrilled
  • Perky
  • Appreciated
  • Cheerful
  • Ecstatic
  • Excited
  • Grateful
  • Glad
  • Jolly
  • Jovial
  • Joyful
  • Loved
  • Delighted
  • Merry
  • Optimistic
  • Pleased
  • Satisfied
  • Tender
  • Terrific
  • Uplifted
  • Chipper
  • Jublient
  • Blissful

Mad

  • Aggravated
  • Fuming
  • Exasperated
  • Livid
  • Accused
  • Angry
  • Bitter
  • Cross
  • Defensive
  • Frustrated
  • Furious
  • Hostile
  • Inpatient
  • Infuriated
  • Insulted
  • Jaded
  • Offended
  • Omery
  • Outraged
  • Pestered
  • Rebellious
  • Resistant
  • Resentful
  • Scorned
  • Spiteful
  • Testy
  • Violated

Sad

  • Bereaved
  • Blue
  • Somber
  • Burdened
  • Depressed
  • Devastated
  • Disappointed
  • Discouraged
  • Grief Stricken
  • Gloomy
  • Let Down
  • Melancholy
  • Miserable
  • Neglected
  • Pessimistic
  • Remorseful
  • Resentful
  • Sorrowful
  • Solemn
  • Threatened

Scared

  • Afraid
  • Alarmed
  • Anxious
  • Bashful
  • Cautious
  • Fearful
  • Frightened
  • Horrified
  • Lost
  • Haunted
  • Helpless
  • Hesitant
  • Insecure
  • Nervous
  • Petrified
  • Puzzled
  • Sheepish
  • Tearful
  • Uncomfortable

Surprised

  • Astonished
  • Curious
  • Bewildered
  • Dazed
  • Confounded
  • Bashful
  • Curious
  • Delighted
  • Enchanted
  • Exhilarated
  • Incredulous
  • Inquisitive
  • Impressed
  • Mystified
  • Passionate
  • Playful
  • Replenished
  • Stunned
  • Shocked

Disgust

  • Embarrassed
  • Exposed
  • Sick
  • Shame
  • Squashed
  • Sickened
  • Distaste
  • Loathing
  • Revulsion
  • Abohar
  • Antipathy
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