Emotions: feelings of happiness, sadness and anger

This is a list of vocabulary items related to emotions


Expression Definition Example
happy / glad marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy. She seemed to be the happiest bride I've ever seen.
content / contented satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are.

She was a contented wife.

elated exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits. The winner felt elated and excited.
joyful full of joy. It was a joyful occasion.
joyous full of or characterized by joy. I heard a joyous laughter.
euphoric exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation. They received a euphoric welcome
delighted feeling or showing great pleasure. She had a delighted smile.
gleeful exuberantly or triumphantly joyful. She gave a gleeful smile.
mirthful full of mirth; merry or amusing. A mirthful laughter.
jubilant feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph. I met a jubilant crowd.



Expression Definition Example
sad / unhappy feeling or showing sorrow. I can't bear the tears of a sad child.
feel blue feel sad.

She's feeling blue after what has happened to her son.

feel low / down feel dispirited or be sad and gloomy. I am feeling low because my best friend is very ill.
depressed low in spirit; downcast. He was depressed by the loss of his son.
downhearted marked by low spirits. Fans were downhearted by the the defeat.



Expression Definition Example
angry experience a strong of displeasure or hostility. She was angry about the insult.
cross be quite angry. I was cross with her because she didn't invite me to her party.
annoyed aroused to impatience or anger. Her comments have always annoyed me.
irritated made impatient, annoyed or angry. Her tone irritated him.
mad angry, resentful. Are you mad at me because I didn't come to your party?
furious very angry. My father was furious because I went out without his permission.
vexed annoyed, frustrated, or worried. I'm vexed with you
indignant feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment. She was indignant at being the object of suspicion.
irate extremely angry; enraged. She received an irate letter from her husband.
seething be filled with intense but unexpressed anger. He was inwardly seething at the offense.

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