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Tone & Mood Words

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pessimistic
always seeing the worst side of things
objective
no emotion; an unbiased view not based on personal judgements
cynical
questions the basic goodness of all people
biased
showing favortism toward one side over another
realistic
looks at how life truly is without making it seem perfect
disdainful
showing or feeling that someone is beneath you
reflective
shows someone's innermost feelings and thoughts
whimsical
imaginative and playful
sincere
very genuine, honest, and straight from the heart
impartial
not favoring one side over another (Hint: "I")
morbid
unpleasant, gloomy; deals with death or murder
melancholy
sad in a thoughtful and gentle way
idealistic
looking for perfection
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning; not clear
lighthearted
not serious; entertaining and amusing
bittersweet
both happy and sad at the same time
foreboding
gives a feeling that something bad is about to happen
compassionate
showing feelings of sympathy for other people
passionate
intense or overpowering emotion
superficial
not deep at all; very shallow
amusing
funny
hostile
angry, hateful, unfriendly
ironic
reality is exactly the opposite of what's expected
mournful
sorrowful sadness
candid
outspoken and honest
mocking
making fun of something
dramatic
tense and exciting
malicious
purposefully harming someone or something
threatening
scary; seeming and meaning to cause harm
remorseful
feeling regret for what you've done
belligerent
intentionally not following the rules; rebellious
irreverent
not showing proper respect for something that's holy or sacred
sentimental
emotional in a corny, cheesy kind of way
urgent
pressing; calling for immediate action
vibrant
full of energy and enthusiasm
somber
joyless, grim, gloomy
grim
uninviting, forbidding, dismal, and gloomy
horrific
causing horror; terrifying
admiring
having a high, respectful, approving opinion
conflicted
having or showing confused and inconsistent feelings about something; being torn between two ideas
nostalgic
longing for the past
neutral
not favoring one side over another (Hint: "N")
reluctant
hesitant or unwilling
solemn
very serious and formal
disillusioned
to lose belief or faith in something you had faith in before
antagonistic
provoking hostility by being against someone or something
factual
based on facts, reality, or truth
indifferent
not caring one way or another
irreverent
not showing proper respect for something holy
affectionate
showing fond, loving, feelings of affection