How to Describe Someone’s Feelings & Emotions

Adjectives are used to describe someone's feelings and emotions ...


Many times the same adjectives are used to express feelings and emotions.

Feelings and emotions are very similar; however, emotions tend to refer to that which is not tangible, while feelings tend to be more tangible.

It can be difficult to find the right word to describe someone’s feelings or emotions.

Here are some adjectives to help you describe feelings & emotions.

  • Happy – I want to make you happy!
  • Afraid – I hope I can find the one who is afraid for losing me.
  • Sad – She was sad to see him go.
  • Hot – She was hot and breathless from the exertion of cycling uphill.
  • Amused – The patient was amused at the music.
  • Bored – It was a cold, wet day and the children were bored.
  • Anxious – He was anxious to preserve his reputation.
  • Confident – I’m confident about our victory.
  • Cold – I’m cold. Turn the heating up.
  • Suspicious – I think they’re starting to get suspicious.
  • Surprised – She was surprised by the book’s success.
  • Curious – I was curious to find out what she had said.
  • Envious – She was envious of her sister’s beauty.
  • Jealous – I was jealous of Mary’s new bicycle.
  • Miserable – I have had a miserable life.
  • Confused – People are confused about all the different labels on food these days.
  • Stupid – He is as stupid as a donkey.
  • Angry – Karen had seldom seen him so angry.
  • Sick – She was very sympathetic when I was sick.

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  • Ashamed – He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning.
  • Indifferent – People have become indifferent to the suffering of others.
  • Sorry – It is better to be safe than sorry.
  • Determined – He was determined to retrieve his honor.
  • Crazy – You’re crazy to go out in this weather.
  • Bashful – Don’t be bashful about telling people how you feel.
  • Depressed – She became severely depressed after her mother’s death.
  • Enraged – She was enraged at his stupidity.
  • Frightened – He was frightened at the sight of the dog.
  • Interested – I’ve always been interested in music.
  • Shy – He was too shy to speak to her.
  • Hopeful – I am hopeful that she will come tomorrow.
  • Nervous – I get very nervous before a big race.
  • Thirsty – She was so thirsty that she drained her cup.
  • Suspicious – I think they’re starting to get suspicious.
  • Stubborn – She can be as stubborn as a mule.
  • Scared – I’m scared to fly in an airplane.
  • Regretful – He is regretful for what he has done.
  • Embarrassed – He always mumbles when he’s embarrassed.
  • Confident – She sounded more confident than she felt.
  • Disgusted – I’m disgusted with the way that he was treated.

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