Tone Vocabulary

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satiric

containing the use of ridicule, sarcasm, or irony to expose or attack follies, vices, or stupidities

whimsical

oddly out of the ordinary; fanciful, freakish; imaginative

dramatic

filled with action, emotion, or exciting qualities; vivid, striking

learned

knowledgeable, well informed

informative

educational, instructive

somber

dark and gloomy; depressing and melancholy

urgent

calling for haste, immediate action; insistent, pressing

confident

self-assured, certain

mock-heroic

mocking or burlesquing any style, action, or character

objective

without bias or prejudice; detached

diffident

lacking self-confidence; timid, shy

ironic

meaning the opposite of what is expressed

didactic

intended for teaching or instruction; morally instructive; boringly pedantic or moralistic

petty

relatively worthless or unimportant; trivial, insignificant

factual

real; actual; unopinionated

restrained

self-disciplined, controlled

elegiac

fit for an elegy; sad, mournful, plaintive

disdainful

scornful and aloof

lugubrious

very sad or mournful, especially in an exaggerated way

pedantic

putting unnecessary stress on minor or trivial points of learning

Indignant

feeling or expressing anger or scorn, especially at unjust, mean, or ungrateful action or treatment

bantering

teasing or making fun of in a playful, good-natured way

flippant

frivolous and disrespectful; saucy, impertinent

condescending

patronizing; dealing with others in a proud or haughty way, as if lowering yourself to meet them on their level

patronizing

helping someone but in a haughty or snobbish way

facetious

joking or trying to be funny at an inappropriate time

clinical

purely scientific; dispassionately curious; impersonal

mock-serious

jokingly serious

inflammatory

rousing excitement, anger, or violence

benevolent

inclined to do good; kindly; charitable

burlesquing

to imitate derisively or comically; to make parody

fanciful

indulging in fantasies; imaginative in a playful way; whimsical

detached

not involved by emotion, interest, etc.; aloof, impartial

cynical

implies a contemptuous (lack of) belief in human goodness; sarcastic; sneering

incisive

sharp, keen, penetrating, acute

allusive

containing allusions (references to other literature or events)

scornful

filled with contempt; showing disdain

effusive

expressing excessive emotion in an unrestrained manner; too demonstrative

colloquial

conversational

compassionate

sympathizing deeply; pitying

impartial

without prejudice or bias; fair; just

insipid

not exciting or interesting; dull; lifeless

pretentious

affectedly grand; ostentatious

vibrant

vigorous, energetic, radiant, sparkling, vivacious

irreverent

lacking respect

sentimental

showing feelings in an excessive, superficial, or maudlin way; mawkish

moralistic

imposing morals, rules to live by, on others

complimentary

expressing courtesy, respect, admiration, or praise

contemptuous

scornful; disdainful

sympathetic

expressing pity or compassion for another's trouble or suffering

taunting

reproaching in scornful or sarcastic language; jeering; mocking

concerned

involved or interested

angry

inflamed, mad

turgid

bombastic; pompous; grandiloquent

sardonic

disdainfully or bitterly sneering, ironic, or sarcastic

contentious

always ready to argue; quarrelsome

insolent

boldly disrespectful; impertinent, impudent

candid

frank, honest

remorseful

expressing a torturing sense of guilt felt over a wrong that one has done; pitying

humorous

funny, amusing, comical

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