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  1. critical:
    inclined to find fault or judge with severity
  2. angry
    feeling or showing anger and strong resentment
  3. infuriated
    displaying anger in a passionate way
  4. irate
    displaying anger in a dispassionate way
  5. aggravated
    to be or become irritated or inflamed
  6. indignant:
    feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something

    considered unjust, offensive, or base
  7. outraged
    strongly offended, insulted, or affronted
  8. Bitter
    resentful or cynical
  9. ambiguous
    open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations
  10. confused
    mystified
  11. perplexed
    bewildered; puzzled
  12. caustic
    severely critical or sarcastic
  13. biting
    capable of gripping and affecting or wounding
  14. irreverent
    showing a lack of respect for things or people that should be taken seriously
  15. mocking
    teasing or laughing at in a scornful way
  16. disdainful
    showing contempt or a lack of respect
  17. contemptuous
    scornful, showing contempt
  18. sardonic
    grimly mocking or cynical
  19. sarcastic
    marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt
  20. tongue-in-cheek:
    • used to refer to humor in which a statement, or an entire fictional work, is
    • not meant to be taken seriously, but its sarcasm is subtle
  21. ironic
    • happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry
    • amusement because of this
  22. cynical
    • believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human
    • sincerity or integrity
  23. skeptical
    not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations
  24. wry
    using or expressing dry, especially mocking, humor
  25. arrogant
    having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance and abilities
  26. pretentious
    • attempting to impress by affecting greater important, talent, culture, etc.,
    • than is actually possessed
  27. condescending
    • to talk to someone in a haughty way, as though it is below one’s dignity or
    • level of importance
  28. patronizing
    • to treat someone with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of
    • superiority
  29. authoritative
    commanding and self-confident
  30. humorous
    causing light-hearted laughter and amusement
  31. bantering
    an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery
  32. silly
    • weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish. Also, absurd, irrational,
    • ridiculous.
  33. mock-heroic
    imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or

    action
  34. joyful
    glad; delighted
  35. amused
    pleasurably entertained, occupied, or diverted
  36. ecstatic
    subject to or in a state of ecstacy; rapturous
  37. elated
    very happy; proud; jubilant
  38. effusive
    lacking reserve; overflowing
  39. contended
    satisfied with what one is or has
  40. disapointed
    depressed or discouraged by the failure of one’s hopes or expectations
  41. sad
    affected by unhappiness or grief
  42. elegiac
    expressing sorrow or lamentation
  43. melancholic
    disposed to or affected with melancholy; gloomy
  44. depressing
    sad; lower in spirits; dejected; dispirited
  45. mournful
    feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad
  46. poignant
    keenly distressing to the feelings
  47. somber
    gloomy, depressing, or dismal
  48. bleak
    without hope and encouragement
  49. whimsical
    playfully quaint and fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way
  50. fanciful
    overimaginative and unrealistic
  51. wistful
    having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing
  52. flippant
    not showing a serious or respectful attitude
  53. nostalgic
    • characterized by or showing feelings of longing for people, places, and things
    • in the past
  54. sentimental
    • dealing with feeling of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia in an
    • exaggerated or self-indulgent way
  55. reflective
    relating to or characterized by deep thought; thoughtful
  56. regretful
    feeling or showing sorrow for what has been lost or done wrong
  57. remorseful
    feeling deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed
  58. apologetic
    regretfully acknowledging or excusing an offense or failure
  59. challenging
    provocative; intriguing
  60. contentious
    causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial
  61. surprising
    causing wonder or astonishment
  62. shocking
    extremely startling, distressing, or offensive
  63. inflammatory
    tending to excite anger, disorder, or tumult
  64. horrific
    having the power to cause unpleasant surprise
  65. dramatic
    highly effective; striking
  66. passionate
    capable of, affected by, or expressing intense feeling
  67. impartial
    • having no direct involvement or interest and not favoring one person or side
    • over another
  68. objective
    based on facts rather than thoughts and opinions
  69. clinical
    practical and unemotional
  70. factual
    consisting of the truth or including only things that are actual
  71. detached
    not attached to something and unaffected by emotional involvement
  72. disinterested
    unbiased by personal interest or advantage; not influenced by selfish motives
  73. bored
    tired and impatient
  74. apathetic
    showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern
  75. indifferent
    having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned
  76. straightforward
    uncomplicated and easy to do or understand
  77. candid
    truthful and straightforward; frank
  78. pedantic
    • of or like a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules
    • or displaying academic learning
  79. learned
    having much knowledge; erudite
  80. scholarly
    concerned with academic learning and research
  81. didactic
    intended for instruction; inclined to teach and lecture others too much;

    teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson
  82. moralistic
    characterized by or displaying a concern with morality
  83. inspirational
    • imparting inspiration (stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of
    • feeling or activity
  84. respectful:
    full of, characterized by, or showing politeness or deference
  85. reverent:
    feeling or showing deep and solemn respect
  86. appreciative:
    being thankful or grateful for something
  87. sympathetic:
    feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy
  88. compassionate
    feeling or showing concern for others
  89. interested
    to be engaged or excited about something
  90. curious:
    eager to know and learn something
  91. urgent:
    needing attention very soon, especially before anything else, because important
  92. serious:
    needing or deserving your complete attention
  93. ominous
    suggesting that something unpleasant is likely to happen
  94. apprehensive:
    feeling worried about something you are going to do
  95. foreboding:
    a feeling that something very bad is likely to happen soon
  96. threatening:
    expressing a threat of something unpleasant and violent

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