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Words to describe an author's attitude to her/his subject matter.
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  1. accusatory
    containing or expressing blame
  2. ambivalent
    uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
  3. amused
    pleasantly occupied
  4. angry
    feeling or showing extreme displeasure or hostility
  5. anxious
    causing or fraught with or showing nervousness
  6. apathetic
    showing little or no emotion or animation
  7. apologetic
    offering or expressing regret
  8. appreciative
    having or showing a favorable critical judgment or opinion
  9. arrogant
    having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance
  10. awe
    an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
  11. beguiling
    highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
  12. bewilderment
    confusion resulting from failure to understand
  13. bitter
    causing a sharp and acrid taste experience
  14. bored
    uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
  15. boring
    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  16. callous
    emotionally hardened
  17. calm
    not agitated; without losing self-possession
  18. candid
    openly straightforward and direct without secretiveness
  19. cheerful
    being full of or promoting cheer
  20. concerned
    feeling or showing worry about something
  21. condescending
    characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  22. contemplative
    deeply or seriously thoughtful
  23. contemptuous
    expressing extreme scorn
  24. courteous
    characterized by politeness and gracious good manners
  25. critical
    of a serious examination and judgment of something
  26. cruel
    able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
  27. curious
    eager to investigate and learn or learn more
  28. cynical
    believing the worst of human nature and motives
  29. defensive
    an attitude of excessive sensitivity to criticism
  30. defiant
    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
  31. depressed
    filled with melancholy and despondency
  32. desperate
    a person who is frightened and in need of help
  33. determination
    the act of finding out the properties of something
  34. determined
    having been learned or found especially by investigation
  35. didactic
    instructive, especially excessively
  36. diplomatic
    relating to negotiation between nations
  37. direct
    proceeding without interruption
  38. disappointed
    sadly unsuccessful
  39. disdainful
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  40. disgusting
    highly offensive
  41. dissatisfied
    in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
  42. dramatic
    characteristic of a stage performance
  43. earnest
    characterized by a firm, sincere belief in one's opinions
  44. eccentric
    conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  45. egotistical
    having an inflated idea of one's own importance
  46. eloquent
    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
  47. encouraging
    giving courage or confidence or hope
  48. enthusiastic
    having or showing great excitement and interest
  49. envious
    painfully desirous of another's advantages
  50. excited
    in an aroused state
  51. expectant
    marked by eager anticipation
  52. fanciful
    indulging in or influenced by the imagination
  53. fearful
    experiencing or showing fear
  54. formal
    in accord with established conventions and requirements
  55. forthright
    directly and without evasion; not roundabout
  56. friendly
    characteristic of or befitting an ally
  57. frustrated
    disappointingly unsuccessful
  58. funny
    an account of an amusing incident
  59. gentle
    soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
  60. gloomy
    depressingly dark
  61. happy
    marked by good fortune
  62. hateful
    evoking or deserving hatred
  63. haughty
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  64. honest
    marked by truth
  65. hopeful
    having or manifesting optimism
  66. humorous
    characterized by the power to evoke laughter
  67. hysterical
    characterized by a state of violent mental agitation
  68. idealistic
    motivated by noble or moral beliefs rather than practicality
  69. imaginative
    marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
  70. impersonal
    not relating to or responsive to individuals
  71. indifferent
    marked by a lack of interest
Created on September 6, 2009

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