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Words of Depicting Emotion

I’ve talked about emotions before and how to convey them within the story text. But here are some lists of helpful words depicting various emotions instead of using the word(s) confused, sad, strong, happy, angry, surprised, energized, hurt, confident, and fearful:

Confusion
doubtful
embarrassed
lost
hesitant
bewilderment
flustered
perplexed
puzzlement
unsettled
dumbfounding

Sad
crushed
depressed
upset
heavy
mournful
bitter
melancholy
dismal
gloom
glum
heartsick

Strong
secure
sure
certain
ambitious
aggressive
willful
compelling
effectiveness
hardy
dynamic
tenacious

Happy
joyful
optimistic
content
grateful
glad
cheerful
elated
convivial
exultant
jolly
lively

Anger
agitated
perturbed
hateful
furious
livid
mad
bitter
critical
raging
resentful
outraged
disgusted

Surprise
astounded
astonished
amazed
awed
bewildered
curious
marvel
shocked
epiphany
wonderment
eye-opener
unforeseen
unexpected

Energized
active
animated
spirited
healthy
vibrant
renewed
invigorated
inspired
determined

Hurt
betrayed
damaged
abused
rejected
punished
shook
sore
crushed
distressed
disturbed

Confident
assured
convinced
sure
hopeful
sanguine
prepared
successful
brave
certain

Fear
anxiety
scared
terrified
dread
agitated
vulnerable
alarm
angst
fright
distress
foreboding
discomposure
panic


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