TONE WORDS

If you were to read a story, article, or book, which tone would you use?
animated ambivalent apathetic accusatory
amused absurd   aggressive acerbic
angry   abstruse   assertive aggrieved
arrogant   awestruck   admiring
admiring assertive ardent acerbic
befuddled  benevolent bitter belligerent
compliant cautionary condescending  callous
cynical            colloquial comic  confused
critical compassionate  complaining chatty  
complex cheerful   contemptuous caustic
cruel  celebratory candid conciliatory
detached depressed disapproval docile
 evasive docile derisive   dignified
disparaging distressed  disheartened diplomatic
defiant dispassionate demeaning    excited  
empathetic egotistical earnest farcical
frustrated forceful  formal  frank
fawning flippant faultfinding frivolous
fuming ghoulish grim gullible
gentle hard   hard-hearted hypercritical
humble intense     incensed imploring
indignant  intimate impressionable sulking
inane irreverent   impassioned informative
incredulous indifferent impartial  ironic
jaded joyous laudatory     loving   
malicious  mocking modest macabre
mourning mean-spirited naive nasty
narcissistic nostalgic objective outraged 
obsequious  optimistic outspoken placating
pompous pragmatic pretentious prayerful 
playful   pathetic  pessimistic pensive
patronizing philosophical persuasive reflective
resentful reverent  resigned regretful
righteous reticent   reflective restrained
sentimental satirical  sympathetic skeptical
scornful scathing subjective  self-pitying
sensationalistic submissive scorning subjective
solemn  sorrowful tragic  thoughtful
tolerant unassuming unbiased uneasy
virtuous vindictive witty world-weary
wretched wonder worried whimsical
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