Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tone words

Big old list of them.
Tone/Attitude Words

1.        accusatory-charging of wrong doing
2.        apathetic-indifferent due to lack of energy or concern
3.        awe-solemn wonder
4.        bitter-exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief
5.        cynical-questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people
6.        condescension; condescending-a feeling of superiority
7.        callous-unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others
8.        contemplative-studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue
9.        critical-finding fault
10.     choleric-hot-tempered, easily angered
11.     contemptuous-showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect
12.     caustic-intense use of sarcasm; stinging, biting
13.     conventional-lacking spontaneity, originality, and individuality
14.     disdainful-scornful
15.     didactic-author attempts to educate or instruct the reader
16.     derisive-ridiculing, mocking
17.     earnest-intense, a sincere state of mind
18.     erudite-learned, polished, scholarly
19.     fanciful-using the imagination
20.     forthright-directly frank without hesitation
21.     gloomy-darkness, sadness, rejection
22.     haughty-proud and vain to the point of arrogance
23.     indignant-marked by anger aroused by injustice
24.     intimate-very familiar
25.     judgmental-authoritative and often having critical opinions
26.     jovial-happy
27.     lyrical-expressing a poet’s inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like
28.     matter-of-fact--accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional
29.     mocking-treating with contempt or ridicule
30.     morose-gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent
31.     malicious-purposely hurtful
32.     objective-an unbiased view-able to leave personal judgments aside
33.     optimistic-hopeful, cheerful
34.     obsequious-polite and obedient in order to gain something
35.     patronizing-air of condescension
36.     pessimistic-seeing the worst side of things; no hope
37.     quizzical-odd, eccentric, amusing
38.     ribald-offensive in speech or gesture
39.     reverent-treating a subject with honor and respect
40.     ridiculing-slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of
41.     reflective-illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions
42.     sarcastic-sneering, caustic
43.     sardonic-scornfully and bitterly sarcastic
44.     satiric-ridiculing to show weakness in order to make a point, teach
45.     sincere-without deceit or pretense; genuine
46.     solemn-deeply earnest, tending toward sad reflection
47.     sanguineous -optimistic, cheerful
48.     whimsical-odd, strange, fantastic; fun

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