Feelings & Emotions Vocabulary

Image of blob characters with expressing all of the emotions listed on this page.

[Note:  This vocabulary pronunciation is in American English]

Emotions vocabulary words can be really important in describing how we feel and how others are feeling. Most of us know the emotional states happy  and sad, but what about determined and resentful?  Hopefully this list of words will help expand your vocabulary.

The video provides a chance to hear each word pronounced and there is a pause after each word so that you can say the words to practice your pronunciation.


Emotions vocabulary video

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Definitions of Emotions Vocabulary

Now that you've heard the words pronounced, you  may still need some help with the definitions of these emotions vocabulary words. Some of the words are similar. All are just various degrees of our positive and negative feelings and emotions.

Cartoon blob shape that looks afraid


Feeling fear or being worried about something.

Cartoon blob shape that looks amused


To feel entertained so that you laugh or smile at something.

Cartoon blob shape that looks angry


To feel dislike because of something or someone, to feel annoyed.

Cartoon blob shape that looks annoyed


To feel slightly angry or irritated at someone.

Cartoon blob shape that looks appalled

Feeling great shock or disgust at something or someone.

Cartoon blob shape that looks astonished

Feeling great surprise.

Cartoon blob shape that looks in awe of something

Feelings of great respect and a little fear because you really respect someone.

Cartoon blob shape that looks bored

Tired and annoyed because you are uninterested in something.

Cartoon blob shape that has a brooding expression

Very serious, sad and threatening.

Cartoon blob shape that looks combative or quarrelsome

Wanting to have an argument or fight with someone.

Cartoon blob shape that has a composed expression

Calm and having one's feeling under control.

Cartoon blob shape that looks confused

Not able to think clearly or understand.

Cartoon blob shape that looks content

(contented / content / contentment)

Feeling happiness or satisfaction.

Cartoon blob shape that looks curious

(curious / curiosity)

Wanting to know about something or someone.

Cartoon blob shape that looks delighted

(delighted / delight)

Very pleased or happy.

Cartoon blob shape that looks miserable or depressed

Sad and without hope.

Cartoon blob shape that looks determined

Feeling very strongly that you will do (complete) something you decided to do.

Cartoon blob shape that looks disappointed

Feeling sad and unhappy that something did not happen or did not happen in the way that you wanted or expected.

Cartoon blob shape that looks disgusted

A strong feeling of disapproval or dislike, especially for something that looks, smells, tastes (etc.) unpleasant.

Cartoon blob shape that looks exhausted

Extremely tired, completely without energy.

Cartoon blob shape that looks exhilarated

Very happy and excited.

Cartoon blob shape that looks grateful

Feeling thankful for something.

Cartoon blob shape that looks happy

Feeling pleased or pleasure.

Cartoon blob shape that looks hate

Very strong dislike.

Cartoon blob shape that looks hopeful

Full of hope, feeling that something you want is going to happen.

Cartoon blob shape that looks hysterical

In a state of uncontrolled laughter or extreme excitement.

Cartoon blob shape that looks indignant

Very angry because of something that is unfair or wrong.

Cartoon blob shape that's expressing a feeling of loathing

A feeling of hatred or strong dislike.

Cartoon blob shape that is expressing a modest expression

Not being too proud or talking very much about your abilities, qualities or possessions.

Cartoon blob shape that has an expression of outrage

A strong feeling of shock and anger.

Cartoon blob shape that looks sad

Unhappy.

Cartoon blob shape that looks satisfied

Feeling happy about something that happened or pleased that you did something the way you wanted to.

Cartoon blob shape that's laying down with a serene expression

Calm and peaceful.

Cartoon blob shape that looks shy or bashful

Feeling nervous or uncomfortable meeting or talking to other people.

Cartoon blob shape that's upside down on his head and looks silly

Playful, having fun and not serious.

Cartoon blob shape that has a sneaky expression

Behaving in a secret and dishonest way.

Cartoon blob shape that looks surprised

Feeling or showing surprise about something you did not expect to happen.

Cartoon blob shape that's crying and looks weepy

Sad and crying or feeling ready to start crying.

Cartoon blob shape that looks withdrawn

Very quiet and not wanting to talk to others.

Cartoon blob shape that has an expression of wonder

A feeling caused by seeing something amazing, beautiful, special or surprising.

Emotions Exercise

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