List of Literary Tones


Hugh Fox Literary Tones

Abashed

Abrasive

Abusive

Accepting

Accusing

Acerbic

Acquiescent

Admiring

Admonitory

Adoring

Affectionate

Aggravated

Aghast

Agitated

Allusive

Aloof

Amiable

Amused

Angry

Anxious

Apathetic

Apologetic

Appreciative

Apprehensive

Approving

Arch

Ardent

Argumentative

Arrogant

Artificial

Audacious

Authoritative

Awe-struck

Baffled

Bantering

Begrudging

Belligerent

Bemused

Benevolent

Biting

Bitter

Blithe

Boastful

Bored

Boring

Brash

Brave

Bristling

Brusque

Callous

Calm

Candid

Caressing

Caustic

Cavalier

Ceremonial

Cheerful

Cheery

Childish

Child-like

Choleric

Clinical

Clipped

Cold

Comical

Compassionate

Complimentary

Concerned

Condemnatory

Condescending

Confident

Confused

Consoling

Contemplative

Contemptuous

Content

Contradictory

Conventional

Course

Coy

Critical

Curt

Cutting

Cynical

Dark

Defamatory

Dejected

Denunciatory

Depressed

Despairing

Desperate

Despondent

Detached

Devil-may-care

Didactic

Disappointed

Disbelieving

Discouraged

Disdainful

Disgruntled

Disgusted

Disinterested

Disparaging

Disrespectful

Distant

Distracted

Doubtful

Dramatic

Dreamy

Droll

Dry

Earnest

Ecstatic

Elated

Elegiac

Elevated

Embarrassed

Emphatic

Encouraging

Energetic

Enthusiastic

Entranced

Eulogistic

Excited

Exhilarated

Expectant

Exuberant

Exultant

Facetious

Factual

Fanciful

Fearful

Fervent

Flippant

Fond

Forceful

Foreboding

Formal

Forthright

Friendly

Frightened

Frivolous

Furious

Ghoulish

Giddy

Gleeful

Gloomy

Glum

Grave

Grave

Grim

Guarded

Guilty

Happy

Harsh

Harsh

Hateful

Haughty

Heavy-hearted

Histrionic

Hollow

Hopeful

Hopeless

Horrific

Horrified

Horror

Humble

Humorous

Hurt

Hurtful

Hypercritical

Impassioned

Incredulous

Indifferent

Indignant

Inflammatory

Informative

Inquisitive

Insolent

Instructive

Insulting

Intense

Ironic

Irreverent

Irritated

Joking

Jovial

Joyful

Jubilant

Judgmental

Lackadaisical

Languid

Languorous

Laudatory

Learned

Lighthearted

Lingering

Loud

Loving

Lyrical

Malicious

Manipulative

Marveling

Matter-of-fact

Meditative

Melancholy

Miserable

Mistrustful

Mock-heroic

Mocking

Mock-serious

Morose

Mournful

Mysterious

Naïve

Nervous

Neutral

Nonchalant

Nostalgic

Numb

Objective

Obnoxious

Obsequious

Ominous

Optimistic

Outraged

Paranoid

Passionate

Passive

Patriotic

Patronizing

Peaceful

Persuasive

Pessimistic

Pitiful

Plaintive

Playful

Pleading

Pleasant

Poignant

Pompous

Pragmatic

Pretentious

Proud

Provocative

Quarrelsome

Questioning

Quizzical

Rallying

Reflective

Regretful

Relaxed

Reminiscent

Reminiscing

Remorseful

Reproachful

Resigned

Respectful

Restrained

Reticent

Reverent

Ribald

Ridiculing

Romantic

Rueful

Sad

Sarcastic

Sardonic

Satiric

Satirical

Satisfied

Scornful

Seductive

Self-critical

Self-dramatizing

Self-justifying

Self-mocking

Self-pitying

Self-satisfied

Sentimental

Serious

Severe

Shameful

Sharp

Shocked

Shocking

Silly

Sincere

Sly

Smooth

Smug

Snooty

Sober

Solemn

Somber

Soothing

Staid

Stentorian

Stern

Straightforward

Strident

Stunned

Subdued

Superficial

Surly

Surprised

Swaggering

Sweet

Sympathetic

Taunting

Teasing

Tense

Testy

Thoughtful

Threatening

Tired

Touchy

Trenchant

Uncertain

Understated

Unemotional

Uninterested

Upset

Urgent

Vexed

Vibrant

Wary

Whimsical

Wistful

Withering

Wrathful

Wry

Zealous

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