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Mood Words
Mood is the feeling the reader gets from a work of literature. There are many different words you can use to
describe the mood of a piece of writing. Here are some to get you started. They are organized into groups of
words with similar meanings. We’ve left space in each box so you can add your own words.
aggravated, enraged, hostile, irate,
violent
angry
dreary, dull, uneventful, tiring
boring
quiet, serene, tranquil, mellow, harmonious
calm
exhilarating, lively, rousing, thrilling,
energetic
exciting
amusing, bouncy, cheerful, playful
fun
content, joyful, delighted, ecstatic, elated
happy
warm, delicate, romantic, touching,
sympathetic
loving
depressed, melancholy, mournful, tragic,
gloomy
sad
creepy, nightmarish, spooky, haunting,
threatening
scary
anxious, nervous, restless, suspenseful, tense,
uneasy
worried
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