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Emotions Dictionary and Word Bank

Grow your Emotional Literacy

Here you can find your emotions dictionary and word bank. This list of emotions can be used in many ways to improve emotional literacy in both adults and children. This list was compiled by referring to numerous sources. Please contact helen@emotionalintelligenceeducation.com for more details of the composition on the list.

A

afraid
alert
angry
aggravated
aggressive
argumentative
ashamed
assured
assertive
attentive
aware
alarmed
amazed
annoyed
astonishing
amused
astound
antagonistic
apprehensive
anxious


C

caring
confused
confident
careful
contented
cautious
concerned
conviction
confused
courteous
considerate
civil
confrontational
conscientious
courageous
calm
cool
composed
cruel
cheery
cross
charitable


E

embarrassed
encouraging
energetic
easy-going
exasperated
excite
elated
edgy
empathy
enraged
enlightened
envy
exposed


G

grim
gracious
gleeful
glad
great
guarded
grand
good-natured
gutsy
grumpy
grouchy
gentle
grieve


I

indifferent
ideological
inconsiderate
impatient
infuriated
inhuman
insightful
indifferent
irritated
intense
irate
incensed


K

kind

L

lively
love
livid
low
leery
lonely
lethargic


N

naughty
neglectful
neurotic
nervous
negative
numb
nasty

O

offend
outraged
optimistic
overwhelmed


Q

quiet
queer
quarrelsome

R

reluctant
riled
relaxed
restless
refreshed
resourceful
receptive
responsive
responsible

T

triumphant
tense
timid
traumatized
thoughtful
thriving
tranquil
terrified
troubled
tremendous
trust
tired
tense
tolerant


U

uptight
uncomfortable
uneasy
unruffled
understanding
upset
unruly
uplifting
unhappy
uninterested

B

bored
bothered
bewildered
belligerent
baffled
brave
bold
breathtaking
brilliant
brutal
bemused
befuddled
belief


D

depressed
delighted
discontented
dissatisfied
dumbfounded
distress
distrustful
doubtful
disbelieving
despondent
destructive
dejected
devoted
disturbed
dazed
down
dubious
drained
dull
disgust
drained




embarrassed
encouraging
energetic
easy-going
exasperated
excite
elated
edgy
empathy
enraged
enlightened
envy
exposed
F

fulfilled
furious
flabbergast
frightened
faith
fed up
fascinated
frustrated
fretful
fatigued
fantastic
fearful
forlorn
friendly
frazzled
fierce
fretful
forceful
fuming
furious


H

happy
hopeful
humbling
heartening
harsh
horrified
hopeless
helpful
hestitant
humiliated
hurt
hostile


J

jealous
joy
jaded
jolly
jubilant
jittery
jovial


M

mad
magnificent
miserable
mystified
mortified
melancholic
mad
mournful
merry


P

pessimistic
peaceful
perturbed
petrified
passive
proud
praised
privileged
positive
pleasant
powerful
pushy
perceptive
protected
preoccupied
panicked
puzzled


S

sorry
sad
susceptible
stroppy
shattered
spirited
sadistic
skeptical
scared
sleepy
sorrow
surprised
stunned
shaken
surprise
stressed
strained
startled
shock
splendid
sure
stun
stagger
safe
shocked
selfless
sensitive
secure
sheltered
suspicious
satisfied
successful


V

vicious
vulnerable
violent
vexed

W

weary
worried
wonderful

The Emotions dictionary is a useful tool to use with journal writing, developing emotional literacy and many other activities. It can be used in many ways. For example as a tool when writing to diversify words used.

It can also be used to develop emotional literacy, to expand children's vocabulary of feeling words. This wordbank may also be used for games such and activities that need a bank of feeling words.

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