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  1. affectionate
    having or displaying warmth or fondness
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  2. admirable
    inspiring approval
  3. compassionate
    showing or having sympathy for another's suffering
  4. enamored
    marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
  5. infatuated
    marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
  6. enrapture
    hold spellbound
  7. lustful
    characterized by lust
  8. passionate
    having or expressing strong emotions
  9. narcissistic
    having an inflated idea of one's own importance
  10. adoration
    the act of admiring strongly
  11. platonic
    free from physical desire
  12. romantic
    expressive of or exciting love
  13. sentimental
    marked by tender, romantic, or nostalgic emotion
  14. tender
    easy to cut or chew
  15. jocund
    full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  16. pleased
    experiencing or manifesting pleasure
  17. merry
    full of or showing high-spirited joy
  18. gleeful
    full of high-spirited delight
  19. cheerful
    being full of or promoting cheer
  20. sanguine
    confidently optimistic and cheerful
  21. mirthful
    full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  22. lighthearted
    carefree and happy and lighthearted
  23. blissful
    completely happy and contented
  24. upbeat
    pleasantly optimistic and cheerful
  25. positive
    characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance
  26. optimistic
    hopeful that the best will happen in the future
  27. constructive
    tending to improve or promote development
  28. affirmative
    giving assent
  29. exalted
    of high moral or intellectual value
  30. zealous
    marked by active interest and enthusiasm
  31. fervor
    feelings of great warmth and intensity
  32. ardor
    feelings of great warmth and intensity
  33. elated
    exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
  34. jubilant
    full of high-spirited delight
  35. buoyant
    tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
  36. hopeful
    having or manifesting optimism
  37. expectant
    marked by eager anticipation
  38. serene
    not agitated
  39. tranquil
    free from disturbance by heavy waves
  40. placid
    calm and free from disturbance
  41. awe
    an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
  42. venerable
    profoundly honored
  43. solemn
    dignified and somber in manner or character
  44. biting
    causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation
  45. smirk
    smile in a mocking or condescending way
  46. sneer
    a facial expression of contempt or scorn
  47. derisive
    expressing contempt or ridicule
  48. icy
    covered with or containing or consisting of ice
  49. acerbic
    sour or bitter in taste
  50. playful
    full of fun and high spirits
  51. witty
    demonstrating striking cleverness and humor
  52. humorous
    characterized by the power to evoke laughter
  53. sarcastic
    expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
  54. sardonic
    disdainfully or ironically humorous
  55. flippant
    showing an inappropriate lack of seriousness
  56. cynical
    believing the worst of human nature and motives
  57. mocking
    expressing contempt or ridicule
  58. satirical
    exposing human folly to ridicule
  59. pedantic
    marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning
  60. poetic
    of or relating to verse, or literature in metrical form
  61. euphemistic
    substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one
  62. pretentious
    creating an appearance of importance or distinction
  63. sensuous
    providing perceptible pleasure or gratification
  64. moralistic
    narrowly and conventionally moral
  65. vulgar
    of or associated with the great masses of people
  66. scholarly
    characteristic of a learned person
  67. insipid
    lacking interest or significance or impact
  68. precise
    sharply exact or accurate or delimited
  69. esoteric
    understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
  70. connotative
    having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
  71. plain
  72. literal
    limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
  73. colloquial
    characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
  74. artificial
    contrived by art rather than nature
  75. detached
    no longer connected or joined
  76. emotional
    of or pertaining to feelings
  77. exacting
    severe and unremitting in making demands
  78. learned
    having or showing profound knowledge
  79. symbolic
    relating to or using arbitrary signs
  80. simple
    having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved
  81. figurative
    not literal
  82. bombastic
    ostentatiously lofty in style
  83. abstruse
    difficult to understand
  84. grotesque
    distorted and unnatural in shape or size
  85. concrete
    capable of being perceived by the senses
  86. slang
    informal language that is inappropriate for formal occasions
  87. idiomatic
    relating to the natural expressions of native speakers
  88. cultured
    marked by refinement in taste and manners
  89. picturesque
    suggesting or suitable for an artistic composition
  90. homespun
    made of cloth woven in one's household
  91. provincial
    associated with an administrative district of a nation
  92. trite
    repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
  93. obscure
    not clearly understood or expressed
  94. somber
    serious and gloomy in character
  95. melancholy
    a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
  96. sorrowful
    experiencing or marked by or expressing sadness
  97. lament
    a cry of sorrow and grief
  98. despair
    a state in which all hope is lost or absent
  99. despondent
    without or almost without hope
  100. regretful
    feeling or expressing sorrow or a sense of loss
  101. dismal
    causing dejection
  102. funereal
    suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial
  103. saturnine
    bitter or scornful
  104. dark
    devoid of or deficient in light or brightness
  105. gloomy
    depressingly dark
  106. dejected
    affected or marked by low spirits
  107. grave
    a place for the burial of a corpse
  108. grieve
    feel intense sorrow, especially due to a loss
  109. morose
    showing a brooding ill humor
  110. sullen
    showing a brooding ill humor
  111. woeful
    affected by or full of grief or sadness
  112. bleak
    unpleasantly cold and damp
  113. remorseful
    feeling or expressing pain or sorrow
  114. forlorn
    marked by or showing hopelessness
  115. agonize
    suffer anguish
  116. anguish
    extreme distress of body or mind
  117. depressed
    filled with melancholy and despondency
  118. miserable
    very unhappy
  119. barren
    completely wanting or lacking
  120. empty
    holding or containing nothing
  121. pitiful
    deserving or inciting compassion
  122. lugubrious
    excessively mournful
  123. distressed
    feeling general unhappiness
  124. vengeful
    disposed to take action in return for a perceived wrong
  125. abhorrent
    offensive to the mind
  126. animosity
    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
  127. enmity
    a state of deep-seated ill-will
  128. malice
    the desire to see others suffer
  129. pique
    call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response
  130. rancor
    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
  131. aversion
    a feeling of intense dislike
  132. loathing
    hate coupled with disgust
  133. despise
    look down on with disdain or disgust
  134. scornful
    expressing extreme contempt
  135. contemptuous
    expressing extreme scorn
  136. disdainful
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  137. jealous
    suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
  138. repugnant
    offensive to the mind
  139. repulse
    force or drive back
  140. resentful
    full of or marked by indignant ill will
  141. spiteful
    showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt
  142. vehement
    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
  143. enraged
    marked by extreme anger
  144. outraged
    angered at something unjust or wrong
  145. antipathetic
    characterized by hostility or dislike
  146. irritated
    aroused to impatience or anger
  147. indignant
    angered at something unjust or wrong
  148. vexed
    troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
  149. incensed
    angered at something unjust or wrong
  150. petulant
    easily irritated or annoyed
  151. irascible
    quickly aroused to anger
  152. rile
    disturb, especially by minor irritations
  153. bitter
    causing a sharp and acrid taste experience
  154. acrimonious
    marked by strong resentment or cynicism
  155. irate
    feeling or showing extreme anger
  156. fury
    the property of being wild or turbulent
  157. wrath
    intense anger
  158. consternation
    sudden shock or dismay that causes confusion
  159. hostile
    characterized by enmity or ill will
  160. miffed
    aroused to impatience or anger
  161. choleric
    characterized by anger
  162. aggravated
    made more severe or intense especially in law
  163. futility
    uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result
  164. umbrage
    a feeling of anger caused by being offended
  165. gall
    a digestive juice secreted by the liver
  166. bristle
    a stiff hair
  167. exasperated
    greatly annoyed; out of patience
  168. timidity
    fear of the unknown or fear of making decisions
  169. apprehensive
    in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
  170. anxious
    causing or fraught with or showing nervousness
  171. terrify
    frighten greatly
  172. horrified
    stricken with horror
  173. dismayed
    struck with fear, dread, or consternation
  174. agitated
    physically disturbed or set in motion
  175. alarm
    a device signaling the occurrence of some undesirable event
  176. startled
    excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement
  177. uneasy
    causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  178. angst
    an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety
  179. trepidation
    a feeling of alarm or dread
  180. intimidated
    made scared or fearful as by threats
  181. appalled
    struck with dread, shock, or dismay
  182. angry
    feeling or showing extreme displeasure or hostility
  183. sharp
    having a point or thin edge suitable for cutting or piercing
  184. upset
    cause to lose one's composure
  185. silly
    ludicrous, foolish
  186. boring
    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  187. afraid
    filled with fear or apprehension
  188. happy
    marked by good fortune
  189. hollow
    not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
  190. joyful
    full of or producing great happiness
  191. allusive
    characterized by indirect references
  192. sweet
    having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
  193. tired
    depleted of strength or energy
  194. dream
    a series of images and emotions occurring during sleep
  195. whimsical
    determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
  196. restrained
    under control
  197. proud
    feeling self-respect, self-esteem, or self-importance
  198. dramatic
    characteristic of a stage performance
  199. sad
    experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
  200. cold
    having a low or inadequate temperature
  201. urgent
    compelling immediate action
  202. joking
    characterized by jokes and good humor
  203. poignant
    keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
  204. confused
    unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
  205. childish
    indicating a lack of maturity
  206. peaceful
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
  207. objective
    the goal intended to be attained
  208. subjective
    taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias
  209. empirical
    derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
  210. practical
    guided by experience and observation rather than theory
  211. pragmatic
    concerned with practical matters
  212. vibrant
    vigorous and animated
  213. frivolous
    not serious in content, attitude, or behavior
  214. audacious
    disposed to venture or take risks
  215. shocking
    giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
  216. giddy
    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
  217. provocative
    serving or tending to excite or stimulate
  218. fanciful
    indulging in or influenced by the imagination
  219. complimentary
    expressing praise and admiration
  220. condescending
    characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  221. sympathetic
    expressing compassion or friendly fellow feelings
  222. empathetic
    showing ready comprehension of others' states
  223. apologetic
    offering or expressing regret
  224. horrific
    grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
  225. nostalgic
    unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things
  226. irreverent
    showing lack of due respect or veneration
  227. benevolent
    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding
  228. malicious
    having the nature of threatening evil
  229. seductive
    tending to entice into a desired action or state
  230. candid
    openly straightforward and direct without secretiveness
  231. didactic
    instructive, especially excessively
  232. informative
    serving to instruct or enlighten
  233. confident
    having or marked by assurance
  234. mock-heroic
    a satirical imitation of heroic verse
  235. ironic
    displaying incongruity between what is expected and what is
  236. petty
    small and of little importance
  237. factual
    existing in reality
  238. erroneous
    containing or characterized by mistakes
  239. specious
    plausible but false
  240. elegiac
    resembling or characteristic of a lament for the dead
  241. bantering
    cleverly amusing in tone
  242. patronizing
    characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  243. facetious
    cleverly amusing in tone
  244. clinical
    relating to or based on direct observation of patients
  245. inflammatory
    arousing to action or rebellion
  246. incisive
    demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
  247. effusive
    uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
  248. impartial
    free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
  249. taunt
    harass with persistent criticism or carping
  250. contentious
    showing an inclination to disagree
  251. aphoristic
    terse and witty and like a maxim
  252. chatty
    prone to friendly informal communication
  253. matter-of-fact
    concerned with practical matters
  254. oratorical
    related to the practice of public speaking
  255. redemptive
    preserving someone from some evil or error
  256. tongue-in-cheek
    cleverly amusing in tone
  257. pathetic
    deserving or inciting pity
Created on October 1, 2015 (updated October 1, 2015)

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