Style Descriptors

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  1. Candid
    Frank; outspoken; open and sincere.
  2. Laconic
    Using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
  3. Sanctimonious
    Making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness.
  4. Speculative
    Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by speculation, contemplation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning
  5. Cynical
    like or characteristic of a cynic; distrusting or dispraging the motives of others.
  6. Melancholy
    A gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression.
  7. Sardonic
    characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering.
  8. Trite
    Lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale.
  9. Detached
    Impartial or objective; disinterested; unbiased.
  10. Nostalgic
    A wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.
  11. Sinister
    Threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous.
  12. Scornful
    Full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous.
  13. Smug
    Contentedl confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent.
  14. Arrogant
    Making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud.
  15. Eloquent
    Having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech.
  16. Indifferent
    without interest or concern; not cxaring; apathetic.
  17. Vindictive
    disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful.
  18. Ambivalent
    Uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.
  19. Pretentious
    Characterized by assumption of dignity or importance.
  20. Whimsical
    Given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious.
  21. Anxious
    Full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous.
  22. Fanciful
    Characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in apperance.
  23. Remorseful
    Full of remorse, regretful.
  24. Contemptuous
    Showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful.
  25. Flippant
    Frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity.
  26. Satirical
    Of, pertaining to, containg, or characterized by satire.
  27. Apprehensive
    Uneasy or fearful about something that might happen.
  28. Quizzical
    Odd, queer, or comical; questioning or puzzled.
  29. Reproachful
    Full of or expressing reproach or cesure.
  30. Solemn
    Grave, sover, or mirthless, as aperson, the face, speech, tone, or mood.
  31. Elegiac
    Expressing sorrow or lamentation.
  32. Rapturous
    Full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic jor or delight.
  33. Suspenseful
    A state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by a degree of apprehension or anxiety.
  34. Accusatory
    Containing an accusation; accusing.
  35. Despairing
    Given to despair or hopelessness
  36. Obsequious
    Characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning.
  37. Acerbic
    Sour or astringent in taste; harsh or severe, as of temper or expression.
  38. Disdainful
    Full of or showing disdain; scornful.
  39. Patronizing
    Displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner.
  40. Earnest
    Serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous.
  41. Pessimistic
    Pertaining to or characterized by pessimism; gloomy.
  42. Apathetic
    Having or showing little or no emotion; no in terested or concerned.
  43. Gloomy
    Dark or dim; darkly shaded; causing gloom; dismal or depressin.
  44. Petulant
    Moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, esp. ovedr some trifling annoyance.
  45. Bitter
    Having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste; hard to bear, grievous.
  46. Haughty
    Disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercillous.
  47. Conciliatory
    Tending to compromise, flexible.
  48. Indignant
    Feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at sometihng considred unjust, offensive, insulting, or base.
  49. Reverent
    Feeling, exhibiting, or characterized by reverence; deeply rspectful.
  50. Condescending
    Showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority.
  51. Ridiculing
    Speech or action intended to cause contemptous laughter at a person or thing; derision.
  52. Callous
    Made hard, hardenend; insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic.
  53. Jovial
    Endowed with or characterized by a hearty joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship.
  54. Reflective
    Given to, marked by, or concerend with mediatation or deliberation.
  55. Contemplative
    Given to or characterized by contemplation; thoughtful.
  56. Mocking
    To attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
  57. Sarcastic
    Given to or characterized by sarcasm; harsh or bitter derision or irony.
  58. Critical
    Inclined to find fault or judge with severity, often too readily.
  59. Morose
    Gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as aperson or mood.
  60. Choleric
    Extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible.
  61. Malicious
    Full of, characterized by, or showing malice; malevolent; spiteful.
  62. Churlish
    Boorish; rude; mean; difficult to work with or deal with.
  63. Objective
    Not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unviased.
  64. Sincere
    Free of deceit, hypocrisy, or flaseness; earnest.
  65. Solemn
    Grave, somber, or mirthless, as aperson, the face, speech, tone or mood.
  66. Derisive
    Characterized by or expressing derision; contemtuous; mocking.
  67. Optimistic
    Disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
  68. Ribald
    Vulgar or indecent in speech, language, etc.; coarsely mocking, abusive, or irreverent; scurrilous.
  69. Colloquial
    Characteristic of or appropriate to ordianry or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing; informal
  70. Informal
    Whitout formality or ceremony; casual; familiar.
  71. Didactic
    Intended for instruction; instructive; inclined to teach or lecture others.
  72. Intimate
    Associated in close personal relations; warm friendship or personally close or familiar association or feeling.
  73. Effusive
    Unduly demonstartive; lacking reserve.
  74. Lyrical
    (of poetry) Having the form and musical quality of a songl, and esp. the character of a songlike outpouring of the poet's own thoughts and feelings, as distinguished from epic and dramatic poetry.
  75. Terse
    Neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
  76. Erudite
    Characterized by great knwoledge; learned or sholarly.
  77. Pendantic
    Ostentatious in one's learning; overly concerned with minute details or formalism, especially in teaching.
  78. Poignant
    Keenly distressing to the feelings; keen or strong in mental appeal.
  79. Forthright
    Going straight to the point; frank; direct; outspoken.
  80. Self-deprecating
    Belittling or undervaluing oneself.
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