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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Emotions - vocabulary

Here is the list of emotions with definitions and example sentences
Emotions


Affection

a feeling of loving/liking someone or something
She feels strong affection for her husband.

Anger 

a strong feeling of annoyance or impatience because of something unfair or unpleasant
I tried to hide my anger at him.
Adjective form: angry

Angst

a feeling of intense anxiety about general problems
 This film is about teen angst.
Adjective form: angsty


Annoyance

a feeling of being irritated, impatient or slightly angry
His aggressive behavior caused annoyance to the group.
Adjective form: annoyed

Anxiety

a feeling of being nervous or worried because you think that something unpleasant may happen
I practice yoga to manage anxiety.
Adjective form: anxious

Awe

a feeling of deep respect and admiration mixed with slight fear
He stands in  awe of his parents.
Adjective form: awed

Boredom

a feeling of tiredness and impatience because you are not interested in someone/something
He often go fishing to relieve the boredom of retirement.
Adjective form: bored


Confidence

a feeling of belief that someone or something is right or good
We have great confidence in the party leader.
Adjective form: confident


Contempt

a feeling of strong dislike of someone/something that you have no respect for them
He gazed at his teacher with contempt.
Adjective form: contemptible


Contentment

a feeling of being happy with your situation
You can find peace and contentment in minimalist lifestyle.
Adjective form: content

Courage (also bravery)

the ability to do or face something dangerous or difficult without fear
He finally plucked up the courage.
Adjective form: courageous (brave)

Curiosity

a strong wish to learn more about something
His partial explanation didn’t satisfy my curiosity.
Adjective form: curious


Depression

a feeling of being in bad mood
He fell into a severe depression.
Adjective form: depressed

Desire

a feeling of wanting something very much
She has great desire to have a baby.
Adjective form: desired

Disappointment

a feeling of being unhappy because you failed to achieve your goal
Make a reservation early to avoid disappointment.
Adjective form: disappointed

Disgust

a feeling of strong dislike for someone/something unpleasant
The idea of eating raw fish filled me with disgust.
Adjective form: disgusting

Embarrassment

a feeling of being shy, uncomfortable or worried
She blushed with embarrassment.
Adjective form: embarrassing

Envy

a feeling of desire to have something that someone else has
He is green with envy.
Adjective form: envious

Fear

a feeling of being frightened of something
I have a fear of flying.
Adjective form: frightened

Frustration

a feeling of being annoyed when you are prevented from achieving your goal
The business failures caused him frustration.
Adjective form: frustrated

Grief

a feeling of deep sadness caused by loss of someone
His wife’s death was a great grief to him

Guilt

a feeling of being unhappy and afraid because you have done something wrong or bad
She suffered feelings of guilt over what she had said to her mother.
Adjective form: Guilty

Happiness

a feeling of being glad, pleased or satisfied
He found true happiness with his new wife.
Adjective form: Happy

Hatred

a feeling of strong dislike mixed with anger or disgust
He stared at them with deep hatred.


Hope

a feeling of expecting something with confidence
He didn’t abandon hope of becoming a minister.
Adjective form: Hopeful

Horror (also terror)

a feeling of deep fear caused by something extremely bad
She coiled in horror as the wasps came towards her.
Adjective form: horrible (terrible)

Interest

a feeling of wanting to know more about someone/something
She has a keen interest in fashion.
Adjective form: interested

Jealousy

a feeling of being upset and angry because you suspect that someone you love has interest in someone else
Sibling jealousy and rivalry can cause siblings to fight.
Adjective form: jealous

Loneliness

a feeling of sadness because you are abandoned or without any friends
She suffers from terrible loneliness and depression.
Adjective form: lonely

Love

a feeling of strong emotional affection for someone
He is looking for true love.

Panic

a sudden feeling of great fear or anxiety
A small fire in the kitchen threw her into a panic.

Passion

a strong feeling such as love, anger or hatred
The passion between them seems to be cooling.
Adjective form:  passionate

Pity

a feeling of sympathy for someone else’s grief, trouble, etc.
He looked at the old man with pity.
Adjective form: pitying

Pleasure

a feeling of happiness, satisfaction or entertainment
I got considerable pleasure from reading that book
Adjective form: pleased

Pride

a feeling of being happy or satisfied because you have achieved success
He feel great pride in his work.

Rage

a feeling of great or violent anger
I manage to control my rage.


Regret

a feeling of sadness or disappointment about something that you wish not to have done so
My greatest regret is to resign as manager.
Adjective form: regretful

Remorse

a feeling of great regret for a bad or violent action
He was filled with remorse for falsely accusing his sister.
Adjective form: remorseful


Resentment

a feeling of bitter anger about something that you consider unfair
He feels angry resentment against his boss.
Adjective form: resentful

Sadness

a feeling of unhappiness or grief caused by something bad
There was a deep sadness in his voice.

Shame

uneasy feeling of embarrassment or guilt caused by your bad or stupid behavior
He blushed with shame.
Adjective form: shameful

Shock

a feeling of unpleasant surprised that you have something bad happens unexpectedly
His sudden death came as a shock.
Adjective form: shocked

Shyness

a feeling of worry, fear or embarrassment you have when you are in a new situation
He suffers from extreme shyness.
Adjective form: shy

Sorrow

a feeling of deep sadness
She felt sorrow at the loss of husband.
Adjective form: sorrowful

Surprise

a feeling caused by an unexpected event
I couldn't hide my surprise at hearing the decision.
Adjective form: surprised

Trust

a feeling of full confidence in someone
He put great trust in his friend.

Wonder

a feeling of surprise caused by something unusual or strange
He gazed at the pyramids in wonder. 


Worry

a feeling of being uneasy, nervous about something that could happen
My only worry is that he might forget our ticket.
Adjective form: worried