In the Mood? Useful Phrases for Better Describing How You Feel

Useful English Phrases for Expressing Fear / Happy/ Shock/ Hungry/ Tired/ Embarrassment/ Sad...


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1. Fear

…frozen with terror…

…a shiver ran down her spine…

…was horrified by…

….felt a sense of dread…

…all hairs on her body stood on their ends…

…could feel the impending danger…

…trembling with fear…

2. Happy

…he was ecstatic over…

…was over the moon…

…jumping with joy…

…head was dizzy with delight…

…elated to…

…in high spirits…

3. Angry

…furious over/with…

…fuming mad…

…he saw red…

…mind was engulfed by rage…

…boiling mad…

…livid with rage…

4. Sad

…felt wretched with grief…

…felt gloomy…

…filled with misery…

…broke down into tears…

…was heart-rending to see her…

…gloomy and depressed…

5. Shock

…was surprised to…

…amazed to find…

…unexpected…

…astounded…

…was astonished…

6. Embarrassment

…face turned beet red with…

…dig herself a hole and hide…

…mortified to see…

…could not bring herself to meet his eyes…

…ashamed…

…feel herself shrivel up into a dried prune…

7. Tired

…worn out with fatigue…

…could not muster up a single ounce of strength any more…

…dog tired…

…limbs felt as if they were chained to iron shackles…

…dragging himself on limply…

…his body felt as if it was made of lead…

8. Hungry

…ravenous for…

…feel the stomach twisting and turning in agony…

…stomach growling…

…as hungry as a wolf…

…famished…

…wolfed down his food…

…stomach was begging for food…

9. Nervous/Excitement

…hands felt clammy…

…butterflies in the stomach…

…tingling with anxiety/excitement…

…could hear his heart throbbing loudly…

…swallowed down a gulp and…

…jittery…

…beads of cold sweat were dripping down…

…pumping with adrenaline…

10. Pain

…writhing in agony…

…knife was pierced through the heart…

…stabbed forcefully with a blunt knife…

…keel over in gut wrenching pain…

…filled with agony…

…sharp pain sear through…

…felt the pain shoot right to his head…

…the pain was excruciating…

11. Pride

…sense of pleasure…

…surge of pride well up…

…chest stuck out proudly…

…conceited…

…as proud as a peacock…

12. Temptation

…could not resist…

…felt as if he was being pulled over by an invisible thread…

…unconsciously gravitating towards…

…irresistible…

…helplessly drawn into/towards…

13. Envy

…green with envy…

…felt a pang of jealousy…


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