Mood and Tone Words

Ways to use these lists with students - Link Words Used to Describe

Character / Author-Speaker / Mood / Tone

 

Positive

 

admiring

gushy

placid

affectionate

reverent

proud

appreciative

romantic

reassuring

approving

scholarly

relaxed

bemused

self-assured

respectful

benevolent

sentimental

elated

casual

serene

empathetic

comforting

sympathetic

encouraging

compassionate

tranquil

excited

complimentary

whimsical

friendly

confident

optimistic

funny

content

hopeful

gleeful

earnest

idyllic

relieved

ecstatic

joyous

satisfied

hilarious

touched

sentimental

hopeful

trustful

thankful

humorous

welcoming

thoughtful

Interested

relaxed

grateful

introspective

confident

jubilant

jovial

determined

light-hearted

lively

dignified

loving

modest

empowered

pleased

rejuvenated

energetic

relieved

 

 

 

Neutral

 

surprised

direct

impartial

indirect

meditative

objective

questioning

speculative

unambiguous

unconcerned

understated

nostalgic

 

Negative

 

demanding

depressed

derogatory

despairing

desperate

detached

disappointed

disliking

disrespectful

doubtful

embarrassed

enraged

evasive

fearful

foreboding

bewildered

solemn

melancholy

frantic

frightened

frustrated

pessimistic

pretentious

resigned

sarcastic

scornful

selfish

serious

sly

somber

stressful

suspicious

tense

furious

gloomy

tragic

greedy

tragic

upset

violent

hopeless

harsh

grim

confused

cranky

crushed

overwhelmed

rejected

scared

envious

enraged

annoyed

irate

lonely

frustrated

exhausted

terrifying

threatening

vengeful

worried

hostile

heartbroken

foreboding