Especially when you are swimming in thousands of different emotions, many of which you don’t even understand.
I often used to feel like there were no words that could explain exactly how I felt. I used to wish that there was just one single word out there that could capture the entireness of what I felt at that very moment.
I then began to search the internet and dictionaries to learn new words to express my feelings, hoping that I would be able to find new words that I could truly identify with.
And I did! I discovered new words that I could really relate to which helped to express myself a lot better.
I like to call them ‘Feeling Words’.
To help you find the words that you need to express yourself better, I have researched an extensive list of descriptive and ‘feeling words’, many of which you have probably never heard of!
Some of these are my favourite words. Besides words, there are also other ways to express yourself. For this you can read our article ’18 Creative Ways to Express Your Feelings’.
I’m sure that within this list of ‘Feeling Words’, you will find some new favourite words too.
Apathetic – Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless; indifferent
Apprehensive – Anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen
Complacent – Self-satisfied and unconcerned: often without awareness of potential dangers or defect
Contemptuous – Feeling, or expressing deep hatred or disapproval
Content – Desiring no more than what one has; in a state of peaceful happiness
Cynical – Believing that other people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity
Degraded – Having been reduced in quality or value; treated with contempt or disrespect
Dejected – Sad and depressed; dispirited
Despondent – In low spirits from loss, hope or courage
Discontent – A restless desire or craving for something you don’t have
Dismal – Feeling gloomy; dreary; cheerless
Enthralled – To feel captivated or charmed
Futile – Incapable of producing any results; ineffective; useless; not successful
Groggy – Dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially from illness, intoxication or sleep
Indifferent – Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned
Indignant – Feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong
Inhibited – Unable to act in a relaxed and natural way because of self-consciousness or mental restraint
Irate – Feeling extreme anger
Jubilant – Feeling or expressing great joy and triumph
Lethargic – A lack of energy, feeling unwilling and unable to do anything
Liberated – Free from social conventions or traditional ideas, especially with regard to sexual roles
Melancholic – A feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious reason
Mellow – Relaxed and at ease
Morose – Sullen, gloomy, sad and depressed. When someone is morose, they seem to have a cloud of sadness over them
Nostalgic – A sentimental longing for the past
Optimistic – A tendency to have the most hopeful view
Pensive – Deep in thought with a hint of sadness
Perplexed – Completely baffled; very puzzled
Pessimistic – A tendency to have the most unhopeful view
Provoked – To feel stirred to action or evoking a strong feeling
Rejuvenated – To feel renewed, strengthening and energized
Reluctant – Feeling hesitant and unwilling, usually due to doubt or dread
Tenacious – Tremendously persistent; strong willed; does not let go or give up easily
Timid – Lacking in self-assurance, courage or confidence; easily alarmed or frightened
Valiant – Possessing or showing courage or determination
Vibrant – Full of energy and life
Now that you have learned a whole lot of new ‘feeling words’, choose a few that you can relate to, write them down and remember them. Next time you can’t express yourself, hopefully one of these words will help you do the job.
Do you think these ‘feeling words’ will help you to express yourself better? What is your favourite ‘feeling word’?
Learn to express yourself creatively by reading our article “Can’t Express Yourself? Here are the 18 Best and Most Creative Ways to Express Your Feelings”
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