Tone and Mood

 

TONE WORDS

absurd
ambivalent
affectionate
amused
angry
annoyed
anxious
apathetic
appreciative
arrogant
belligerent
bitter
blunt
bossy
cheerful
comforting
compassionate
conceited
condescending
confident
contented
critical
demanding
depressed
derogatory
desperate
disappointed
disrespectful
distressed
doubtful
embarrassed
encouraging
enthusiastic
evasive
excited
fearful
flippant
frantic
friendly
frightened
frustrated
furious
gentle
greedy
happy
harsh
haughty
hopeless
humorous
incredulous
indifferent
indignant
insolent
intense
interested
introspective
lethargic
joyous
judgemental
loving
malicious
miserable
mocking
modest
ominous
ridiculing
nostalgic
objective
optimistic
outspoken
paranoid
patronising
pessimistic
placid
playful
pretentious
proud
relaxed
resigned
respectful
reticent
sarcastic
self-assured
selfish
serious
silly
skeptical
solemn
straight-forward
suspicious
sympathetic
threatening
tragic
uncertain
uneasy
vindictive

TONE: STYLE CLUES
casual: use of contractions
formal: no contractions
angry or excited: short sentences
relaxed or thoughtful: longer sentences

MOOD WORDS

aggravated
amused
annoyed
anxious
apathetic
apprehensive
calm
cheerful
confident
confused
content
depressed
determined
ecstatic
energetic
envious
excited
exhausted
exhilarated
generous
grateful
grumpy
helpful
hopeful
indifferent
irate
joyous
light-hearted
lonely
merciful
miserable
moody
nervous
nostalgic
optimistic
overwhelmed
peaceful
pessimistic
playful
relaxed
relieved
restless
scared
serious
silly
surprised
sympathetic
tense
thoughtful
trustful
uncomfortable
unkind
vivacious
warm
welcoming

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