Emotions

emotions

In writing, emotions sometimes play a big role. You can say that your character is sad or happy, but there are so many other words you can use to even better convey the emotions your character is experiencing. Below are lists of words for the emotions ‘happy’, ‘sad’, ‘angry’, ‘scared’ and ‘confused’.

Emotion: Happy

STRONG MILD WEAK
ecstatic admired content
elated alive flattered
energized amused fortunate
enthusiastic appreciated glad
excited assured good
exuberant cheerful hopeful
jubilant confident peaceful
loved delighted pleased
marvelous determined relaxed
terrific encouraged satisfied
thrilled fulfilled
uplifted grateful
gratified\joyful
justified
optimistic
proud
relieved
resolved
respected
valued

Emotion: Sad

STRONG MILD WEAK
burdened abandoned apathetic
condemned alienated bad
crushed ashamed deflated
defeated degraded disenchanted
dejected deprived lost
demoralized despised sorry
depressed disappointed
deserted discouraged
devastated disheartenend
discarded disillusioned
disgraced dismal
distraught distant
drained distressed
empty disturbed
exhausted drained
grievous inadequate
helpless islanded
hopeless isolated
humbled lonely
hurt neglected
miserable resigned
mournful slighted
pitiful unappreciated
rejected upset
sorrowful wasted
terrible
uncared for
unloved
unwanted
worthless
wounded

Emotion: Angry

STRONG MILD WEAK
abused aggravated dismayed
betrayed agitated displeased
enraged anguished tolerant
exploited annoyed uptight
fuming cheated
furious coerced
hateful controlled
hostile deceived
humiliated disgusted
incensed dominated
mad exasperated
outraged frustrated
patronized harassed
pissed off infantilized
rebellious irritated
repulsed offended
seething peeved
spiteful provoked
strangled resentful
throttled ridiculed
used smothered
vengeful stifled
vindictive

Emotion: Scared

STRONG MILD WEAK
afraid alarmed anxious
appalled apprehensive concerned
desperate axed doubtful
dread defensive impatient
fearful guarded nervous
frantic insecure perplexed
horrified shaken reluctant
intimidated skeptical shy
overwhelmed startled timid
panicky stunned unsure
petrified suspicious
shocked tense
terrified threatened
tormented uneasy
vulnerable

Emotion: Confused

STRONG MILD WEAK
baffled ambivalent bothered
bewildered awkward distracted
constricted disorganized surprised
directionless doubt uncertain
flustered foggy uncomfortable
stagnant hesitant undecided
trapped misunderstood unsettled
perplexed unsure
puzzled
ton
troubled
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