AccentsTranslation_TipsWord Usage

Express your feelings in English

Expressing your feelings requires a little more then just using an adjective. Try the following common words, check out their synonyms and improve your word usage in English.

Happy

ContentEvery old person, no matter how content they seem, feels that sense of regret. Earl Woods
SatisfiedAre you satisfied with your working conditions?
DelightedKate Winslet was delighted with Oscar nominations.
PleasedWe are pleased to extend the term of our agreement.
EcstaticI feel ecstatic every time she smiles at me.
In good spiritsI’m in good spirits today, let me buy you a drink.
ThrilledMy husband was thrilled with my sudden interest in football. Desperate Housewife
RelievedI was relieved after paying all my bills.

 

Try: enthusiastic, passionate, ambitious, and so on.

 

Angry

UpsetI am so upset, I can’t believe how late you are.
EnragedAlways speak politely to an enraged Dragon. Steven Brust
AggressiveI have always been a guy who takes what they give me. Maybe I have to be a little more aggressive. Mike Miller
NervousBeing in front of people is a kind of thrill. You get nervous, but it’s fun. Lisa Slone
FuriousTo be furious in religion is to be irreligiously religious. William Penn
ExasperatedWe can be exasperated and certainly are, but that doesn’t reflect on determination to carry out the mission. Janet Norwood
AnnoyedI go from exasperation to a state of collapse, then I recover and go from prostration to fury, so that my average state is one of being annoyed. Gustave Flaubert

 

 

Try:  frustrated, infuriated, incensed, wound up, heated, hot, livid, mad, and so on.

 

 

Sad

SorryI am sorry about your father’s death.
DisappointedI was disappointed halfway through the game because we weren’t playing defence.
AgonizedHe who will not economise, will have to agonize. Confucius
GloomyA gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast. Friedrich von Schiller
DepressedDuring all my first twenty years, I was depressed, terribly unhappy, lonely, isolated and self-rejecting. Abraham Maslow
AbandonedArt is never finished, only abandoned. Leonardo da Vinci
MournfulA bunch of mournful women all dressed in black packed the garden.

 

 

 

Also try these alternatives: blue, disillusioned, miserable, grieving, forsaken, low, down in the dumps, dejected, disheartened, pained, and so on.

 

Surprised

ShockedMost people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public. Edgar Watson Howe
PerplexedMonarchs are perplexed by the fear of change. John Milton
PuzzledConditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self. Erich Fromm
StunnedA girl came up to me in a bar and said she wanted to dance. I wish I’d said something cool, but I was stunned.
BaffledEvery anarchist is a baffled dictator. Benito Mussolini
ShakenI was shaken when I first heard about the accident.
TraumatizedI am still traumatized that I am going to be on the TV.

 

 

 

Why not also try:  Mystified, bamboozled, flabbergasted

 

Afraid

FearfulVirtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. William Shakespeare
FrightenedI’m scared to confess what I’m feeling – frightened you’ll slip away. Madonna
HorrifiedMark was horrified by the idea of homosexuality.
TerrorizedI woke up terrorized by the powerful explosion.
ScaredI’m scared every time I go into the ring, but it’s how you handle it. Mike Tyson
Intimidated Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated. Bernard Shaw
AlarmedSo don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet. And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are. Alanis Morisette

 

 

 

Try:  browbeaten, anxious, hysterical, and so on.

 

Bad

DownWhen I’m feeling down I call my mother.
DevastatedThe global economy is totally devastated after the crisis.
DesperateI am a desperate housewife. Ms. Laura Bush
RuinedA just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
HorribleLife is divided into the horrible and the miserable. Woody Allen
TerribleObi wan told me terrible things. He said you’ve turned to the dark side. Senator Abidala
AwfulThe meal was awful.
DisgustingYou are a disgusting pervert.

 

Next time also try:  negative, destroyed, hurt, and so on.

 

Good

GoodYou are too good to be true.
DecentLet me take you to a decent restaurant.
NiceShe is always very nice to me.
LovelyAssos is a lovely little village for a weekend escape.
OptimisticCautiously optimistic would be a good phrase, … I hope that we can sustain the momentum.  Paul Wolfowitz
ExcellentThank you for the excellent service.
WonderfulNo need to run and hide. It’s a wonderful world.
GreatGreat minds think alike.

 

 

 

You may want to use these synonyms, too:  positive, upbeat, on the bright side, loving, top notch, above board, the best, outstanding, on the up, respectable, worthy, and so on.

 

Improving usage will improve your English. You will sound more natural and native-like.

 

PrudishAre you too prudish to let your girl go topless?
MischievousOh, you are such a mischievous monkey.
JealousYet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it. Lord Byron
UndecidedThey (the government) are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. Winston Churchill
BoredBe yourself, and you will rarely be bored. Zack Aaronson
SmugKinder the enemy who must malign us than the smug friend who will define us. Anna Wickham
ArrogantYour arrogance blinds you Master Yoda. Darth Sidious
SheepishHe is so sheepish and stupid and he can’t defend himself.
DeviousRespect is really only a devious route taken by violence. George Bataille
SuspiciousThe world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life. Oscar Wilde
ThoughtfulStop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes. Mary Martin
CuriousBe less curious about people and more curious about ideas. Marie Curie
ApologeticHe was deeply apologetic when he called me after the quarrel.