List of 500+ Emotions / feelings © Marinus Jan Marijs:
Abandoned, Absorbed, Acceptance, Aching, Admiration, Adoration, Aesthetic, Affection, Afflicted, Afraid, Aggravated, Aggrieved, Agitated, Agony, Aggressive, Alarmed, Alert, Alienated, Amazed, Ambitious, Amused, Anger, Anguish, Animated, Animosity, Annoyed, Anticipation, Anxious, Apathy, Appalled, Appreciative, Apprehension, Approval, Ardent, Arousal, Arrogance,
A sense of loss, Ashamed, Astonished, Attachment, Attraction (Sexual), Attraction (Intellectual), Attraction (Spiritual), Aversion, Avarice, Awed, Awkward, Bad, Baffled, Bereft, Bewildered, Bitter, Bliss, Blue, Boastful, Boiling, Bold, Bored, Bothered, Brave, Breathless, Bright, Bubbly, Buoyant, Calamitous, Calm, Camaraderie, Carefree, Caring, Cautious, Certain, Challenged, Chary, Cheerful, Choleric, Clever, Close, Cocky, Cold, Collected, Comfortable, Comforted, Compassionate, Concerned, Confident, Confused, Considerate, Contempt, Content, Courageous, Covetous, Cowardly, Crafty, Cranky, Craving, Crazy, Cross, Cruelty, Crummy, Crushed, Curious, Cynic, Daring, Dark, Defeated, Defensive, Dejected, Delighted, Delirious, Denial, Depression, Deprived, Desire, Desolate, Despair, Despicable, Determined, Detest, Devastated, Devoted, Disappointed, Disbelieving, Disconnected, Discontented, Discouraged, Disdain, Disgruntled, Disgust, Disheartened, Disillusioned, , Dislike, Dismal, Dismay, Diminished, Dispirited, Displeasure, Dissatisfied, Distracted, Distressed, Distrust, Disturbed, Dominated, Dopey, Doubtful, Down, Drawn toward, Dreadful, Dreary, Dubious, Dull, Dynamic, Eager, Earnest, Easy, Ecstatic, Elated, Embarrassed, Empathic, Emptiness, Enchanted, Encouraged, Energetic, Energised, Engrossed, Enigmatic, Enjoyment, Enlightened, Enraged, Enthralled, Entrancement, Enthusiastic, Envy, Euphoric, Exasperated, Excited, Exhausted, Exhilaration, Expectation, Extroverted Exuberance, Fascinated, Fatigued, Fear, Fellow-feeling, Ferocity, Festive, Flabbergasted, Fight-Or-Flight, Flat, Flustered, Fondness, Foolish, Forgiving, Fortunate, Frazzled, Free, Frightened, Friendliness, Frisky, Frustrated, 200 Fulfillment, Fuming, Furious, Gay, Giddy, Gladness, Gleeful, Gloomy, Glumness, Goofy, Grateful, Gratified, Gratitude, Great, Greedy, Gray, Grief, Grouchy, Grudging, Guilty, Grumpy, Habituation, Happy, Hardy, Harmony, Hate, Heartbroken, Helplessness, Hesitant, Homesick, Hopeful, Hopeless, Horrified, Hostile, Humble, Humiliated, Humility, Humoured, Hurt, Hyper, Hysterical, Important, Impulsive, in a stew, Inadequate, Incapable, Incensed, Indecisive, Indifference, Indignation, 249 Infatuation, Inferior, Inflamed, Infuriated, Injured, Inner Peace, Innocent, Inquisitive, Insanity, Insecure, Insensitive, Inspired, Insulted, Intent, Interest, Intimacy, Intimidated, Intrigued, Introverted, Invidious, Irate, Irritability, Irritated, Isolation, Jaded, Jealousy, Jolliness, Joviality, Joy, Jubilant, Keen, Kindness, Lazy, Left Out, Liberated, Liking, Lifeless, Lighthearted, Lively, Loathsome, Lonely, Longing, Lousy, Lost, Love, Loved, Lovesick, Low, Loyal, Lucky, Lust, 300 Mad, Mean, Melancholic, Mellow, Menaced, Mercy, Merry, Miffed, Mild, Miserable, Miserliness, Misgiving, Mistrustful, Mixed Feelings, Modesty, Morbid, Mortification, Mourning, Motivated, Needed, Needy, Negative, Neglected, Nervous, Neutral, Nonchalant, Nostalgia, Nosy, Obscene, Obsessed, Offended, Optimistic, Outraged, Overburdened, Overjoyed, Overwhelming, Pacified, Pain, Panicky, Paralysed, Paranoia, Passion, Pathetic, Patience, Peaceful, Perplexed, Persecuted, Perturbation, Pessimistic, Petrified, 350 Pissed-of, Pity, Playful, Pleased, Pleasure, Politeness, Positive, Possessive, Powerless, Preoccupied, Pressured, Pride, Protective, Proud, Provocative, Provoked, Put upon, Puzzled, Quaking, Quite, Rage, Rapture, Reassured, Rebellious, Receptive, Re-enforced, Regretful, Rejected, Relaxed, Reliable, Relief, Remorse, Repentance, Repugnant, Resentful, Resentment, Reserved, Restless, Resignation, Resolved, Revulsion, Romantic, Sadness, Sanguine, Satisfied, Scared, Schadenfreude, Sceptical, Scorn, Secure, 400 Self-assured, Self-confident, Self-conscious, Selfish, Self-pity, Sensual, Sensitive, Sentimentality, Serenity, Sexy, Shaky, Shame, Shattered, Sheepish, Shocked, Shy, Silly, Sincerity, Snoopy, Solemn, Sombre, Sore, Sorrow, Sorry, Spirited, Spite, Startled, Stressed, Strong, Stupefied, Stupid, Submissive, Suffering, Suicidal, Sulky, Sunny, Superior, Sure, Surprised, Suspicious, Sweet, Sympathy, Tearful, Temperamental, Tenacious, Tenderness, Tense, Terrified, Thankful, 450 Threatened, Thrilled, Timid, Tired, Touched, Tragic, Tranquil, Trapped, Traumatised, Triumph, Troubled, Trust, Tormented, Unbelieving, Uncertainty, Uncomfortable, Unconfident, Understanding, Uneasiness, Unhappy, Unpleasant, Unsafe, Unsure, Untroubled, Upbeat, Upset, Useless, Used, Vengeful, Vexed, Vicious, Victimised, Vigilant, Vital, Vulnerable, Warm, Wary, Weak, Weary, Weepy, Woe, Wonderful, Wondering, Worked-up, Worn-Out, Worried, Worthless, Wrathful, Wronged, Yearning, Zeal, Zesty.
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Differences between related concepts
Negative and forceful
Grumpy bad-tempered and irritable
Provocative causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately.
Possessive demanding someone’s total attention and love.
Anger The emotion anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state. It involves a strong uncomfortable and hostile response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.
Worked-Up upset or very excited about something
Grouchy, they are very bad-tempered and complain a lot.
Fuming feeling, showing, or expressing great anger
Vicious show an intention or wish to hurt someone
Hostile showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.
Mean someone who’s stingy or ungenerous
Miserliness excessive desire to save money; extreme meanness.
Choleric easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger
Sore upset and angry.
Outrage is a strong moral emotion characterized by a combination of surprise, disgust, and anger, usually in reaction to a grave personal offense. It comes from old French and meant “beyond rage”
Irate feeling or characterized by great anger.
Enraged very angry; furious.
Incensed very angry; enraged.
Furious extremely angry.
Infuriate extremely angry and impatient.
Ferocity: the state of being frightening and violent
Hatred or hate is a human emotion. Hatred could invoke feelings of animosity,
anger, or resentment, which can be directed against certain individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviors, concepts, or ideas.
Detest to hate someone or something very much
Loathsome causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive
Boiling To express or feel an emotion, typically anger, very intensely.
Resentment (also called bitterness) is a complex, multi-layered emotion
Aggrieved feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
Resentful feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly.
Bitterness: anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment.
Spite a desire to hurt, annoy, or offend someone
Morbid characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.
Disgust, sadness and surprise, as well as the perception of injustice, are also related emotions,[
Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger, disgust and a disposition towards the source of hostility.
Hostility is seen as form of emotionally charged aggressive behaviour. In everyday speech it is more commonly used as a synonym for anger and aggression.
Animosity, Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; dislike.
Aggressive: behaving in an angry and violent way towards another person
Wrath is great anger that expresses itself in a desire to punish someone
Vengeful seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury.
Rage (or fury) is intense, uncontrolled anger that is an increased stage of
hostile response to a particularly egregious injury or injustice.
Cruelty is pleasure in inflicting suffering or inaction towards another’s
suffering when a clear remedy is readily available.
Miffed somewhat annoyed; peeved.
Annoyance is an unpleasant mental state that is characterized by such effects as irritation and distraction from one’s conscious thinking. It can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. The property of being easily annoyed is called irritability.
Cranky easily annoyed or upset, bad-tempered; irritable.
Rebellious showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention
Cross is to be angry |annoyed or quite angry
Aggravation : angry or displeased especially because of small problems or annoyances
Irritation excessive sensitivity to stimuli. It is usually used to refer to anger or frustration.
Vexed annoyed, frustrated, or worried.
Pissed off definition: annoyed, irritated , or disappointed
Frustration is a common emotional response to opposition, related to anger, annoyance and disappointment, frustration arises from the perceived resistance to the fulfillment of an individual’s will or goal and is likely to increase when a will or goal is denied or blocked.
Exasperated intensely irritated and frustrated.
Contempt, is a pattern of attitudes and behaviour, often toward an individual, group but sometimes towards an ideology, which has the characteristics of disgust and anger.
Disdain the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect
Cynic. showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one’s actions
Disgust is an emotional response of rejection or revulsion to something potentially contagious or something considered offensive, distasteful, or unpleasant.
Dislike a feeling of distaste or hostility
Revulsion a sense of disgust and loathing
Despicable: very unpleasant or bad, causing strong feelings of dislike
Repugnant extremely distasteful; unacceptable.
Obscene offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency.
Dismay concern and distress caused by something unexpected.
Scorn a feeling and expression of contempt or disdain for someone or something.
Appalled greatly dismayed or horrified.
Irritation Irritability is a common symptom of anxiety
Negative and not in control
Bad failing to reach an acceptable standard
Temperamental liable to unreasonable changes of mood.
Dopey half-asleep or in a state of semi consciousness, as when under the influence of a drug
Goofy foolish or harmlessly eccentric.
Foolish lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense.
Obsessed preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually and to a troubling extent.
Unsafe feel unsafe in relation to other people
Threatened to feel vulnerable or at risk; endanger.
Paranoia a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, Put upon or exaggerated self-importance, typically worked into an organized system.
Insanity the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness, extreme foolishness or irrationality
Mad is – arising from, indicative of, or marked by mental disorder
Inadequate unable to deal with a situation or with life
Overburdened: having too much to carry, contain, or deal with, to be taken advantage of through having one’s good nature exploited.
Stupid having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense
Incapable unable to behave rationally or manage one’s affairs.
Trapped to be in a bad situation from which you cannot escape
Startled feeling or showing sudden shock or alarm.
Shaky trembling, not confident
Petrified so frightened that one is unable to move; terrified.
Shattered extremely shocked and upset
Traumatised subject to lasting shock as a result of a disturbing experience
Paralysed: unable to act
Distracted unable to concentrate because one is preoccupied by something worrying or unpleasant.
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil
Perturbation anxiety; mental uneasiness.
Pressured The condition of being subjected to physical, mental, social, or economic distress
Distress suffering from extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
Embarrassment or awkwardness is an emotional state that is associated with mild to severe levels of discomfort, and which is usually experienced when someone has a socially unacceptable or frowned-upon act or condition that was witnessed by or revealed to others. Usually some perception of loss of honor or dignity (or other high-value ideals) is involved, but the embarrassment level and the type depends on the situation. Embarrassment is similar to Shame in some sense, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself.
Dominated restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds.
Humiliation is the abasement of pride, which creates mortification or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It is an emotion felt by a person whose social status, either by force or willingly, has just decreased
Mortification is the feeling of being completely humiliated. a strong feeling of shame and embarrassment
Nervous easily agitated or alarmed. worried or slightly frightened:
Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat
Quaking (of a person) shake or shudder with fear.
Afraid worried that something undesirable will occur or be done.
Cowardly lacking courage.
Apprehension: anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
Menaced feeling threatened
Persecuted subject to hostility and ill-treatment,
Disturbed someone is disturbed when they are very worried or anxious.
Restless unable to rest or relax as a result of anxiety or boredom.
Anxious feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
Bothered worried or upset, concerned about something.
Concerned worried, troubled, or anxious.
Alarmed: feel frightened, disturbed, or in danger.
Upset unhappy, disappointed, or worried.
Frightened afraid or anxious.
Scared thrown into or being in a state of fear, fright, or panic.
In a stew, that person is in a difficult situation that causes them to feel worried or upset
Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction.
Fight-Or-Flight is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival.
Hysterical affected by or deriving from wildly uncontrolled emotion.
The distinction between horror and terror is a standard literary and psychological concept applied especially to Gothic and horror fiction. Terror is usually described as the feeling of dread and anticipation that precedes the horrifying experience. By contrast, horror is the feeling of revulsion that usually follows a frightening sight, sound, or otherwise experience. Horror has also been defined by Noel Carroll as a combination of terror and revulsion. Challenged to find something difficult to deal with
Helplessness A feeling of inadequacy
Powerlessness the state or character of being powerless; absence or lack of power
Abandoned having been deserted or left.
Uncomfortable feeling unease or awkwardness.
Crummy means shabby, miserable, or of little value.
Miserable wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable.
Misgiving a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
Preoccupied: thinking or worrying about something too much.
Worry refers to the thoughts, images, emotions, and actions of a negative nature in a repetitive, uncontrollable manner that results from a proactive cognitive risk analysis made to avoid or solve anticipated potential threats and their potential consequences.
Pride is an inwardly directed emotional term that carries two antithetical meanings. With a negative connotation pride refers to a foolishly and irrationally corrupt sense of one’s personal value, status or accomplishments, used synonymously with hubris. In Judaism, pride is called the root of all evil. With a positive connotation, pride refers to a humble and content sense of attachment toward one’s own or another’s choices and actions, or toward a whole group of people, and is a product of praise, independent self-reflection, and a fulfilled feeling of belonging.
Self-conscious feeling undue awareness of oneself, one’s appearance, or one’s actions
Selfish cares only about themselves and doesn’t consider others.
Hubris describes a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence, often in combination with (or synonymous with) arrogance. In its ancient Greek context, it typically describes behavior that defies the norms of behavior or challenges the gods, and which in turn brings about the downfall, or nemesis, of the perpetrator of hubris. The adjectival form of the noun hubris is “hubristic”. Hubris is usually perceived as a characteristic of an individual rather than a group, although the group the offender belongs to may suffer collateral consequences from the wrongful act. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence, accomplishments or capabilities.
Boastful showing excessive pride and self-satisfaction in one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities.
Arrogance unpleasantly proud and behaving as if you are more important than, or know more than, other people:
Proud is a feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one’s own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated. having or showing a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance.
Doubt is a mental state in which the mind remains suspended between two or more contradictory propositions, unable to assent to any of them. Doubt on an emotional level is indecision between belief and disbelief. It may involve uncertainty,
Doubt can result in delaying or rejecting relevant action out of concern for mistakes or missed opportunities.
Uncertainty the feeling of not being sure what will happen
Unbelieving denies or doubts the truth of something.
Suspicious having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something.
Dubious hesitating “doubtful” or “uncertain,”
Mixed Feelings. A partly positive and partly negative reaction to something
Sceptical not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations
Disbelieving to not believe someone or something: .
Cautious careful to avoid potential problems or dangers.
Wary not completely trusting or certain about something or someone
Chary cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something
Distrust or lack of conviction on certain facts, actions, motives, or decisions.
Denial is a refusal, and often means a refusal to believe or accept something as the truth.
Avarice excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain
Greed or avarice, is an inordinate or insatiable longing for material gain, be it food, money, status, or power. As a secular psychological concept, greed is an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs. The degree of inordinance is related to the inability to control the reformulation of “wants” once desired “needs” are eliminated. Erich Fromm described greed as “a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.” It is typically used to criticize those who seek excessive material wealth, although it may apply to the need to feel more excessively moral, social, or otherwise better than someone else.
Crafty clever at achieving one’s aims by indirect or deceitful methods.
Envy is an emotion which “occurs when a person lacks another’s superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it Jealousy generally refers to the thoughts or feelings of insecurity, fear, and concern over a relative lack of possessions.
Jealousy can consist of one or more emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness or disgust. In its original meaning, jealousy is distinct from envy, though the two terms have popularly become synonymous in the English language, with jealousy now also taking on the definition originally used for envy alone.
Covetous having or showing a great desire to possess something belonging to someone else.
Impulsive, it means that they act on instinct, without thinking decisions through.
Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another. Schadenfreude is a complex emotion, where rather than feeling sympathy towards someone’s misfortune, schadenfreude evokes joyful feelings that take pleasure from watching someone fail.
Bereft deprived of or lacking (something).
Deprived lacking a specified benefit that is considered important.
Left Out is – to feel that one is not included in something
Frustration In psychology, frustration is a common emotional response to opposition, related to anger, annoyance and disappointment, frustration arises from the perceived resistance to the fulfillment of an individual’s will or goal
Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that a person who feels regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while a person feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself. It is a source of psychological stress.
Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes or realizes—accurately or not—that they have compromised their own standards of conduct or have violated a universal moral standard and bear significant responsibility for that violation. Guilt is closely related to the concept of remorse.
Remorse is a distressing emotion experienced by a person who regrets actions which they deem to be shameful, hurtful, or violent. Remorse is closely allied to guilt and self-directed resentment.
Sorry feeling sorrow, regret, or penitence.
Shame is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion typically associated with a negative evaluation of the self, withdrawal motivations, and feelings of distress, exposure, mistrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness.
Negative and passive
Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or concern about something. Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, or passion. An apathetic individual has an absence of interest in or concern about emotional, social, spiritual, philosophical, or physical life and the world. The apathetic may lack a sense of purpose, worth, or meaning in their life.
Pessimistic tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.
Lifeless showing little energy or interest
Inferiority feelings of not measuring up to standards, a doubt and uncertainty about oneself,
and a lack of self-esteem.
Worthless – lacking worth : valueless
Unconfident Lacking in courage or confidence
Indecisive not able to make decisions quickly and effectively.
Lost not confident and not knowing what to
Indifference lack of interest, concern, or sympathy.
Useless having no ability or skill in a specified activity or area
Lazy not willing or not wanting to work or use effort to do something
Flat lacking emotion; dull and lifeless.
Gray is an emotionless, moody
Cold someone who is emotionally unavailable, not a warm or loving type of person
Hesitant tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking.
Reserved slow to reveal emotion or opinions
Unsure not feeling, showing, or done with confidence and certainty.
Insecure uncertain or anxious about oneself; not confident.
Needy: needing emotional support; insecure.
Weak: not strong in character, so that you are not able to make decisions or to persuade or lead other people
Vulnerable exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Sheepish showing or feeling embarrassment from shame or a lack of self-confidence.
Used been taken advantage‘ by someone
Victimised – of persons; taken advantage of
Intimidated: frightened or nervous because you are not confident in a situation
Timid showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened
Mistrustful: having doubts about the honesty or abilities of someone
Grudging reluctant or resentfully unwilling to give or allow something.
Boredom In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional and occasionally psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious.
Jaded bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something.
Habituation the diminishing of an innate response to a frequently repeated stimulus.
Dreary depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive.
Dull lacking interest or excitement
Disappointed sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one’s hopes or expectations.
Glumness quiet disappointment or sadness
Lovesick in love, or missing the person one loves, so much that one is unable to act normally.
Self-pity excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one’s own troubles
Despair To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation.
Defeated demoralized and overcome by adversity.
Fatigued feel exhausted.
Tired drained of strength and energy : fatigued often to the point of exhaustion.
Weary reluctant to see or experience any more of; tired of.
Exhausted very tired.
Worn-out extremely tired; exhausted.
Frazzled completely exhausted.
Hopeless feeling or causing despair.
Needed: require (something) because it is essential or very important rather than just desirable.
Loss: harm or distress that comes from losing something or someone
Dissatisfaction not pleased with something; feeling that something is not as good as it should be.
Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest.
Similar to regret, it differs in that a person who feels regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while a person feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself. It is a source of psychological stress.
Shyness (also called diffidence) is the feeling of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness especially when a person is around other people. This commonly occurs in new situations or with unfamiliar people. Shyness can be a characteristic of people who have low self-esteem. Stronger forms of shyness are usually referred to as social anxiety or social phobia. The primary defining characteristic of shyness is a largely ego-driven fear of what other people will think of a person’s behavior.
Introverted: someone who is shy, quiet, and prefers to spend time alone rather than often being with other people.
Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation. Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future. As such, loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by other people and one who feels lonely, is lonely. The causes of loneliness are varied and include social, mental, emotional, and physical factors.
Desolate feeling or showing great unhappiness or loneliness.
Neglected not receiving enough care or attention
Nostalgia a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time
Yearning a feeling of intense longing for something.
Homesick unhappy or depressed at being away from home and family
Alienation, the feeling that you have no connection with the people around you
Discontented (of a person) lacking contact with reality.
Disillusioned disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed.
Rejection occurs when an individual is deliberately excluded from a social relationship or social interaction. The topic includes interpersonal rejection (or peer rejection), romantic rejection and familial estrangement.
Aching to have a continuous pain that is unpleasant but not very strong
Hurt Suffering, or pain in a broad sense, may be an experience of unpleasantness and aversion associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual. Suffering is the basic element that makes up the negative valence of affective phenomena. The opposite of suffering is pleasure or happiness.
Injured harmed, damaged, or impaired.
Distress extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
Crushed disappointed, disillusioned, dismayed…
Anguish meaning extreme pain,
Heartbroken distress or anxiety. The feeling of suffering from anguish is typically preceded by a tragedy or event that has a profound meaning to the being in question.
Suffering the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship.
suffering from overwhelming distress.
Dreadful causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious.
Tormented great mental suffering and unhappiness
Down: To feel sad, depressed, dejected, or generally unwell.
Low: feeling sad or depressed.
Dejected sad and depressed; dispirited.
Dispirited not feeling much hope about a particular situation or problem
Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. An individual experiencing sadness may become quiet or lethargic, and withdraw themselves from others. An example of severe sadness is
Tragic characterized by extreme distress or sorrow.
Woe grief, regret, or distress.
Unhappy sad or not satisfied, not feeling pleasure or satisfaction
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. It may feature sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration
Tearful causing tears; sad or emotional.
Weepy tearful; inclined to weep.
Gloomy causing or feeling depression or despondency.
A feeling of Emptiness is an unhappy or frightening feeling that nothing is worthwhile
Melancholic: expressing feelings of sadness:
Dismal causing a mood of gloom or depression.
Discouraged having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened.
Disheartened having lost determination or confidence; dispirited.
Dark; depression or other mental illness, or may just indicate deep anger or other emotional disturbance.
Suicidal deeply unhappy or depressed and likely to commit suicide.
Calamitous a state or feeling of deep distress or misery
Blue Be depressed or sad
Aversion: a strong dislike or disinclination
Sorrow is an emotion, feeling, or sentiment. Sorrow “is more ‘intense’ than sadness… it implies a long-term state”. At the same time “sorrow — but not unhappiness — suggests a degree of resignation… which lends sorrow its peculiar air of dignity”. Moreover, “in terms of attitude, sorrow can be said to be half way between sadness (accepting) and distress (not accepting)”.
Mourning the expression of sorrow for someone’s death
Resignation the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable.
Afflicted: grievously affected or troubled
Troubled beset by problems or difficulties.
Crazy stupid or not reasonable
Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed.
Agony refers to exhibiting extreme upset or sadness.
Defensive very anxious to challenge or avoid criticism
Wronged: treated unfairly or unjustly
Provoked – incited, especially deliberately, to anger
Offended resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult
Invidious is – tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy.
Stress Psychological stress, a feeling of strain and pressure.
Shock Acute stress reaction (also called acute stress disorder, psychological shock, mental shock, or simply shock) is a normal psychological response to a terrifying, traumatic, or surprising experience.|
Tension Stress, either physiological or biological, is an organism’s response to a stressor such as an environmental condition.
Devastated severe and overwhelming shock or grief
Positive and lively
Cheerfulness: the quality or state of being noticeably happy and optimistic.
Sweet pleasant, kind, and gentle towards other people.
Gay carefree, cheerful, or bright and showy
Playful intended for one’s own or others’ amusement rather than seriously.
Frisky playful and full of energy.
Sensual relating to or involving gratification of the senses and physical, especially sexual, pleasure.
Mellow tempered by maturity or experience. Easy-going, tolerant, amicable, amiable, warm-hearted, warm, sympathetic, good-natured, affable, gracious, gentle, pleasant, kindly, kind-hearted
Jolliness in good spirits; lively; merry: In a moment
Merry cheerful and lively.
Lively full of energy and enthusiasm; interesting and exciting
Festive cheerful and jovially celebratory.
Carefree having no problems or not being worried about anything:
Dynamic positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas
Quite expressing agreement with or understanding of a remark or statement.
Great of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above average.
Important having great effect or influence
Satisfied contented; pleased.
Fortunate favoured by or involving good luck;
Lucky having good things happen to you
Extroverted outgoing and socially confident.
Exuberance the quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness; ebullience.
Lighthearted free from care, anxiety, or seriousness.
Amusement, is the state of experiencing humorous and entertaining events or situations while the person or animal actively maintains the experience, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure. It is an emotion with positive valence and high physiological arousal.
Amusement is considered an “epistemological” emotion because humor occurs when one experiences a cognitive shift from one knowledge structure about a target to another, such as hearing the punchline of a joke.
Enjoyment Happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, flourishing and well-being.
Approval the feeling of having a positive opinion of someone or something:
Delight Something that gives great joy or pleasure
Animated full of life or excitement; lively.
Enthusiasm is intense enjoyment, interest, or approval.
Zesty full of energy and enthusiasm
Zeal great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective
Spirited full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination.
Ardent very enthusiastic or passionate.
Motivated very enthusiastic or determined because you really want to do something
Loved held in deep affection; cherished
Inflamed to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.)
Elation An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism.
Excitement the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
Thrilled to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure.
Excitement a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.
Jubilant: feeling or expressing great happiness, especially because of a success
Hyper overexcited; overstimulated
Exhilaration is a strong feeling of excitement and happiness.
Happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, flourishing and well-being.
Joy The word joy means a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
Joviality: the quality in a person of being friendly and in a good mood,
Buoyant is a happy mood, a feeling that nothing can get you down.
Bright full of energy and feeling happy and excited
Sunny cheery and bright.
Overjoyed extremely happy
Rapture a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.
Giddy feeling silly, happy, and excited and showing this in your behaviour
Silly having or showing a lack of common sense or judgement; absurd and foolish
Energetic, showing or involving great activity or vitality.
Energised give vitality and enthusiasm
Vital necessary to the existence, continuance, or well-being of something; indispensable; essential
Bubbly as an adjective means lively, full of high spirits
Gladness feeling joy or pleasure; delighted; pleased: glad about the good news
Gratification is the pleasurable emotional reaction of happiness in response to a fulfillment of a desire or goal. It is also identified as a response stemming from the fulfillment of social needs such as affiliation, socializing, social approval, and mutual recognition.
Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness, ‘pleasing, thankful’, is a feeling of appreciation felt by and/or similar positive response shown by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity, towards the giver of such gifts.
Appreciation a feeling or expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude
Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern and consideration for others. It is considered a virtue, and is recognized as a value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion). In Book II of “Rhetoric”, Aristotle defines kindness as “helpfulness towards someone in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped”
Pleasure is a broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking. It includes more specific mental states such as happiness, entertainment, enjoyment, ecstasy, and euphoria. The early psychological concept of pleasure, the pleasure principle, describes it as a positive feedback mechanism that motivates the organism to recreate the situation it has just found pleasurable, and to avoid past situations that caused pain.
Gleeful exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.
Triumph achieve a victory; be successful.
The experience of pleasure is subjective and different individuals experience different kinds and amounts of pleasure in the same situation. Many pleasurable experiences are associated with satisfying basic biological drives, such as eating, exercise, hygiene, sleep, and sex. The appreciation of cultural artifacts and activities such as art, music, dancing, and literature is often pleasurable.
Aesthetic concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
Breathless gripped with emotion in anticipation.
Euphoria is the experience (or affect) of pleasure or excitement and intense feelings of well-being and happiness
Ecstasy is a subjective experience of total involvement of the subject, with an object of their awareness. In classical Greek literature it refers to removal of the mind or body “from its normal place of function.” Total involvement with an object of interest is not an ordinary experience because of being aware of other objects, thus ecstasy is an example of an altered state of consciousness characterized by diminished awareness of other objects or the total lack of the awareness of surroundings and everything around the object. The word is also used to refer to any heightened state of consciousness or intensely pleasant experience. It is also used more specifically to denote states of awareness of non-ordinary mental spaces, which may be perceived as spiritual (the latter type of ecstasy often takes the form of religious ecstasy).
Affection, attraction, infatuation, or fondness is a “disposition or state of mind or body” that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being. Affection is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love, amounting to more than goodwill or friendship.
Tenderness gentleness and kindness; kindliness.
Comforted to make grief or distress seem lighter, by means of kindness and thoughtful attentions
Reassured feeling less worried about something, usually because you have received help or advice.
Attraction a quality or feature that evokes interest, liking, or desire for someone or something.
Sexy: generally attractive or interesting
Infatuation an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.
Admiration is a social emotion elicited by people of competence, talent, or skill exceeding standards. Admiration facilitates social learning in groups. Admiration motivates self-improvement through learning from role-models.
Touched feeling gratitude or sympathy; moved.
Fondness affection or liking for someone or something
Warm having or showing enthusiasm, affection, or kindness.
Adoration is a feeling of great admiration and love for someone or something.
Pity is a sympathetic sorrow evoked by the suffering of others, and is used in a comparable sense to compassion, condolence or empathy
Forgiving ready and willing to forgive, merciful, lenient, compassionate.
Considerate careful not to inconvenience or harm others
Protective intended to protect someone or something.
Sympathy (from the Greek words syn “together” and pathos “feeling” which means “fellow-feeling”) is the perception, understanding, and reaction to the distress or need of another life form. This empathic concern is driven by a switch in viewpoint, from a personal perspective to the perspective of another group or individual who is in need.
Sensitive having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others’ feelings.
Awe is an emotion comparable to wonder but less joyous. One dictionary definition is “an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of God; in awe of great political figures.” Another dictionary definition is a “mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder inspired by authority, genius, great beauty, sublimity, or might
Inspired of extraordinary quality, arising from some external creative impulse.
Awe is difficult to define, and the meaning of the word has changed over time. Related concepts are wonder, admiration, elevation, and the sublime.
Wonder is an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something very rare or unexpected (but not threatening). It has historically been seen as an important aspect of human nature, specifically being linked with curiosity and the drive behind intellectual exploration. Wonder is also often compared to the emotion of awe but awe implies fear or respect rather than joy.
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.
Friendliness favourably disposed; inclined to approve, help, or support
Close warm fellowship
Intimacy close familiarity or friendship.
Romantic: 1. relating to love or a close loving relationship.
Camaraderie mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure. An example of this range of meanings is that the love of a mother differs from the love of a spouse, which differs from the love of food. Most commonly, love refers to a feeling of strong attraction and emotional attachment.
Love is also considered to be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection, as “the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”.
Loyal firm and not changing in friendship with or support for a person or in belief in principles:
Devoted: extremely loving and loyal
Lust, Arousal is the physiological and psychological state of being awoken or of sense organs stimulated to a point of perception. Arousal is important in regulating consciousness, attention, alertness, and information processing.
Desire is a sense of longing or hoping for a person, object, or outcome. The same sense is expressed by emotions such as “craving“. When a person desires something or someone, their sense of longing is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of the item or person, and they want to take actions to obtain their goal.
Craving a powerful desire for something.
Lust is a psychological force producing intense wanting or longing for an object, or circumstance fulfilling the emotion.
Passion is a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something. Passion can range from eager interest in or admiration for an idea, proposal, or cause; to enthusiastic enjoyment of an interest or activity; to strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards a person.
Compassion involves allowing ourselves to be moved by suffering and experiencing the motivation to help alleviate and prevent it.
Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone
Courage (also called bravery or valour) is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, death or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, discouragement, or personal loss.
Secure certain to remain safe and unthreatened.
Hardy strong enough to bear extreme conditions or difficult situations
Brave ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.
Daring the quality of being brave and willing to take risks.
Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.”
Encouraged give support, confidence, or hope to (someone)
Self-assured confident in one’s own abilities or character
Optimism: hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.
Sanguine optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
Upbeat cheerful; optimistic.
Eager: strongly wanting to do or have something.
Keen: If you are keen on doing something, you very much want to do it.
Earnest implies having a purpose and being steadily and soberly eager in pursuing it
Solemn characterized by deep sincerity.
Sombre having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness.
Among its opposites are dejection, hopelessness, and despair.
Expectation the feeling that good things are going to happen in the future.
Anticipation is an emotion involving pleasure, excitement, or anxiety in considering or awaiting an expected event.
Humility is the quality of being humble. Dictionary definitions accentuate humility as a low self-regard and sense of unworthiness. In a religious context humility can mean a recognition of self in relation to a deity (i.e. God) or deities, and self-debasement with subsequent submission to said deity as a member of that religion. Outside of a religious context, humility is defined as being “unselved”, a liberation from consciousness of self, a form of temperance that is neither having pride (or haughtiness) nor indulging in self-deprecation.
Satisfied Contentment is a mental or emotional state of satisfaction maybe drawn from being at ease in one’s situation, body and mind. Colloquially speaking, contentment could be a state of having accepted one’s situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness. Confidence has a common meaning of a certainty about handling something, such as work, family, social events, or relationships. Some have ascribed confidence as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective.
Certain: firm conviction that something is the case. the state of being completely confident or having no doubt about something
Understanding sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings; tolerant and forgiving, the ability to understand something; comprehension.
Confident: feeling or showing certainty about something.
Sure completely confident that one is right.
The concept of self-confidence self-assurance in one’s personal judgment, ability, power, etc. One’s self confidence increases from experiences of having mastered particular activities. It is a positive belief that in the future one can generally accomplish what one wishes to do. Self-confidence is not the same as self-esteem, which is an evaluation of one’s own worth, whereas self-confidence is more specifically trust in one’s ability to achieve some goal, which one meta-analysis suggested is similar to generalization of self-efficacy. Abraham Maslow and many others after him have emphasized the need to distinguish between self-confidence as a generalized personality characteristic, and self-confidence with respect to a specific task, ability or challenge (i.e. self-efficacy). Self-confidence typically refers to general self-confidence. This is different from self-efficacy, which psychologist Albert Bandura has defined as a “belief in one’s ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task”
Determined having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
Resolved firmly determined to do something.
Tenacious not easily letting go or giving up
Collected a person who stays cool and calm, even under pressure.
Nonchalant feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.
Bold showing a willingness to take risks; confident and courageous.
Cocky conceited or confident in a bold or cheeky way.
Superior higher or greater in value.
Ambitious having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
Acceptance in human psychology is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it or protest it. The concept is close in meaning to acquiescence,
Trust (social science), confidence in or dependence on a person or quality
Calmness is the mental state of peace of mind being free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance. It also refers being in a state of serenity, tranquillity, or peace.
Innocent free from moral wrong; without sin; pure
Untroubled not feeling, showing, or affected by anxiety or problems.
Contentment is a mental or emotional state of satisfaction maybe drawn from being at ease in one’s situation, body and mind. Colloquially speaking, contentment could be a state of having accepted one’s situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness.
Patience the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
Modesty the quality or state of being unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities.
Reliable trustworthy and responsible.
Sincerity the absence of pretence, deceit, or hypocrisy.
Easy free from worries or problems.
Mild: gentle in nature or behaviour
Free able to act or be done as one wishes; not under the control of another
Relaxation in psychology, is the emotional state of a living being, of low tension, in which there is an absence of arousal that could come from sources such as anger, anxiety, or fear. According to the Oxford dictionary relaxation is when the body and mind are free from tension and anxiety.
Comfortable affording or enjoying contentment and security
Relief The feeling associated with the removal of stress or discomfort.
Repentance sincere regret or remorse.
Neutral Feeling or showing no strong emotional involvement:.
Pacified to bring or restore to a state of peace or tranquillity; quiet; calm:
Liberated to be free, as from imprisonment or bondage
Inner peace refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed or anxious.
Serenity The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness. A lack of agitation or disturbance.
Tranquility the absence of disturbance; peacefulness the absence of stress; serenity
Harmony harmonious relations. a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of different elements within the human psyche
Peace A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony; absence of violence
Bliss: reach a state of perfect happiness, oblivious of everything else.
Interest is a feeling or emotion that causes attention to focus on an object, event, or process. In contemporary psychology of interest, the term is used as a general concept that may encompass other more specific
psychological terms, such as curiosity and to a much lesser degree surprise.
Intent directed with strained or eager attention 1 : concentrated. 2 : having the mind, attention, or will concentrated on something or some end or purpose
Curious Curiosity is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning
Nosy showing too much curiosity about other people’s affairs.
Drawn toward to be attracted to
Receptive willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas.
Enthralled to captivate or charm
Intrigued to interest someone a lot, especially by being strange, unusual, or mysterious
Wondering characterized by or expressive of a desire to know something; curious.
Snoopy – offensively curious or inquisitive
Absorbed very interested in something and not paying attention to anything else
Vigilant keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.
Engrossed absorb all the attention or interest
Fascinated strongly attracted and interested.
Enlightened to give intellectual or spiritual insight
Clever quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent
Politeness is the practical application of good manners or etiquette. It is a culturally defined phenomenon, and therefore what is considered polite in one culture can sometimes be quite rude or simply eccentric in another cultural context.
While the goal of politeness is to make all of the parties relaxed and comfortable with one another, these culturally defined standards at times may be manipulated to inflict shame on a designated party.
Surprise is a brief mental and physiological state, a startle response experienced by animals and humans as the result of an unexpected event. Surprise can have any valence; that is, it can be neutral/moderate, pleasant, unpleasant, positive, or negative. Surprise can occur in varying levels of intensity ranging from very-surprised,
Amazed greatly surprised; astonished.
Enchanted captivated by something
Entrancement a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment.
Astonished: greatly impressed or amazed.
Confused unable to think clearly or to understand something
Flustered upset and confused
Perplexed confused, because something is difficult to understand or solve
Puzzled confused because you do not understand something
Enigmatic difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.
Bewildered perplexed and confused; very puzzled.
Flabbergasted greatly surprised; astonished.
Stupefied unable to think or feel properly.
Baffled totally bewildered or perplex
Delirious unable to think or speak clearly because of fever or mental confusion