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Words to Describe Tone

Words to describe tone for English.
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Emotional
Intense feeling, very intouch with the piece.
Euphoric
Happiness, elation, intense good feelings.
Fervent
Very emotional, passionate, fiery.
Forthright
Straight to the point, frank, straightforward.
Gloomy
Dark, depressing, grim.
Supercilious
Proud, arrogant, stuck-up.
Humorous
Comical, funny.
Introspective
Self-evaluating, looking inward.
Jovial
Light-hearted, happy, jolly.
Judgmental
Biased, stereotypical.
Lighthearted
Carefree, cheery, free from worries.
Lyrical
Expressing intense emotion, poetic.
Malicious
Spiteful, deliberately harmful, revengeful.
Vindictive
Wanting revenge visciously, vengeful.
Optimistic
Expecting best outcome, positive outlook.
Pessimistic
Expecting worst outcome, negative outlook.
Poetic
Lyrical, highly romantic.
Pompous
Prideful, bragging, overly confident.
Regret
Remorse, sorrow, wishing one had done something different.
Sadness
Sorrowful, unhappy, depressing.
Sentimental
Tender, emotional, in-touch.
Witty
Humerous, clever, funny.
Admiring
Fond feelings towards something or someone.
Angry
Mad, flustered, enraged.
Benevolent
Euphoric, happy, kindness.
Bitter
Harsh, scornful, cynical.
Coloquial
Informal, casual, slang.
Condescending
Supercilious, talking down, self-importance.
Confident
Strong belief, full assurance.
Didactic
Teaching a moral, informative.
Dramatic
Sensational, emotional, intense.
Ecstatic
Crazy, excited, happy.
Effusive
Bubbly, overflowing, emotional.
Facetious
Amusing, lacking serious intent, clever.
Hopeful
Faithful, confident.
Indignant
Strong displeasure at things unjust or offensive.
Ironic
Coincidental, unexpected.
Nostalgic
Wanting to return to a past time, "good old days."
Patronizing
To treat condescendingly, familiarity.