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Here is the list of emotions with definitions and example sentences


a feeling of loving/liking someone or something
She feels strong affection for her husband.


a strong feeling of annoyance or impatience because of something unfair or unpleasant
I tried to hide my anger at him.
Adjective form: angry


a feeling of intense anxiety about general problems
 This film is about teen angst.
Adjective form: angsty


a feeling of being irritated, impatient or slightly angry
His aggressive behavior caused annoyance to the group.
Adjective form: annoyed


a feeling of being nervous or worried because you think that something unpleasant may happen
I practice yoga to manage anxiety.
Adjective form: anxious


a feeling of deep respect and admiration mixed with slight fear
He stands in  awe of his parents.
Adjective form: awed


a feeling of tiredness and impatience because you are not interested in someone/something
He often go fishing to relieve the boredom of retirement.
Adjective form: bored


a feeling of belief that someone or something is right or good
We have great confidence in the party leader.
Adjective form: confident


a feeling of strong dislike of someone/something that you have no respect for them
He gazed at his teacher with contempt.
Adjective form: contemptible


a feeling of being happy with your situation
You can find peace and contentment in minimalist lifestyle.
Adjective form: content

Courage (also bravery)

the ability to do or face something dangerous or difficult without fear
He finally plucked up the courage.
Adjective form: courageous (brave)


a strong wish to learn more about something
His partial explanation didn’t satisfy my curiosity.
Adjective form: curious


a feeling of being in bad mood
He fell into a severe depression.
Adjective form: depressed


a feeling of wanting something very much
She has great desire to have a baby.
Adjective form: desired


a feeling of being unhappy because you failed to achieve your goal
Make a reservation early to avoid disappointment.
Adjective form: disappointed


a feeling of strong dislike for someone/something unpleasant
The idea of eating raw fish filled me with disgust.
Adjective form: disgusting


a feeling of being shy, uncomfortable or worried
She blushed with embarrassment.
Adjective form: embarrassing


a feeling of desire to have something that someone else has
He is green with envy.
Adjective form: envious


a feeling of being frightened of something
I have a fear of flying.
Adjective form: frightened


a feeling of being annoyed when you are prevented from achieving your goal
The business failures caused him frustration.
Adjective form: frustrated


a feeling of deep sadness caused by loss of someone
His wife’s death was a great grief to him


a feeling of being unhappy and afraid because you have done something wrong or bad
She suffered feelings of guilt over what she had said to her mother.
Adjective form: Guilty


a feeling of being glad, pleased or satisfied
He found true happiness with his new wife.
Adjective form: Happy


a feeling of strong dislike mixed with anger or disgust
He stared at them with deep hatred.


a feeling of expecting something with confidence
He didn’t abandon hope of becoming a minister.
Adjective form: Hopeful

Horror (also terror)

a feeling of deep fear caused by something extremely bad
She coiled in horror as the wasps came towards her.
Adjective form: horrible (terrible)


a feeling of wanting to know more about someone/something
She has a keen interest in fashion.
Adjective form: interested


a feeling of being upset and angry because you suspect that someone you love has interest in someone else
Sibling jealousy and rivalry can cause siblings to fight.
Adjective form: jealous


a feeling of sadness because you are abandoned or without any friends
She suffers from terrible loneliness and depression.
Adjective form: lonely


a feeling of strong emotional affection for someone
He is looking for true love.


a sudden feeling of great fear or anxiety
A small fire in the kitchen threw her into a panic.


a strong feeling such as love, anger or hatred
The passion between them seems to be cooling.
Adjective form:  passionate


a feeling of sympathy for someone else’s grief, trouble, etc.
He looked at the old man with pity.
Adjective form: pitying


a feeling of happiness, satisfaction or entertainment
I got considerable pleasure from reading that book
Adjective form: pleased


a feeling of being happy or satisfied because you have achieved success
He feel great pride in his work.


a feeling of great or violent anger
I manage to control my rage.


a feeling of sadness or disappointment about something that you wish not to have done so
My greatest regret is to resign as manager.
Adjective form: regretful


a feeling of great regret for a bad or violent action
He was filled with remorse for falsely accusing his sister.
Adjective form: remorseful


a feeling of bitter anger about something that you consider unfair
He feels angry resentment against his boss.
Adjective form: resentful


a feeling of unhappiness or grief caused by something bad
There was a deep sadness in his voice.


uneasy feeling of embarrassment or guilt caused by your bad or stupid behavior
He blushed with shame.
Adjective form: shameful


a feeling of unpleasant surprised that you have something bad happens unexpectedly
His sudden death came as a shock.
Adjective form: shocked


a feeling of worry, fear or embarrassment you have when you are in a new situation
He suffers from extreme shyness.
Adjective form: shy


a feeling of deep sadness
She felt sorrow at the loss of husband.
Adjective form: sorrowful


a feeling caused by an unexpected event
I couldn't hide my surprise at hearing the decision.
Adjective form: surprised


a feeling of full confidence in someone
He put great trust in his friend.


a feeling of surprise caused by something unusual or strange
He gazed at the pyramids in wonder. 


a feeling of being uneasy, nervous about something that could happen
My only worry is that he might forget our ticket.
Adjective form: worried


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