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morose
gloomy
malicious
Intended to hurt or harm
objective
without bias
obsequeious
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
patronizing
treating in a condescending manner
quizzical
odd, eccentric, amusing
ribald
humorous in a vulgar way
reverent
respectful
reflective
illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions
sardonic
grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
solemn
serious
sanguine
optimistic
whimsical
fanciful, unpredictable
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
curt
rudely brief
diffident
lacking self-confidence
dogmatic
stubbornly opinionated
ebullient
enthusiastic
histrionic
overly dramatic
jocund
cheerful and lighthearted
accusatory
charging of wrong doing
apathetic
feeling or showing little emotion
awe
solemn wonder
cynical
believing the worst of human nature and motives
callous
emotionally hardened, unfeeling
contemplative
studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue
choleric
easily angered
contemptuous
scornful
caustic
burning
disdainful
scornful
didactic
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
derisive
expressing contempt or ridicule
earnest
intense, a sincere state of mind
erudite
scholarly
fanciful
using the imagination
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
intimate
very familiar
haughty
arrogant, condescending
jovial
cheerful and friendly
lyrical
expressing a poet's inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like
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