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Scholarly
suitable or of interest to learned persons
scornful
to have both anger and disgust; contemptuous
sentimental
a romantic or nostalgic feeling
solemn
marked by grave sedateness and earnest sobriety
sympathetic
sensitivity to another's emotions
taunting
sarcastic challenge or insult, mocking
threatening
expressing to inflict pain
turgid
excessively embellished in style or language
urbane
being really smooth; slick in manner
urgent
calling for immediate action; pressing
worshipful
giving or expressing respect or veneration
Admiring
expressing marvel or amazement; thinking highly of
Angry
emotionally charged with hatred
Apprehensive
anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
Bantering
to speak in a witty or teasing manner
Benevolent
for the purpose of doing good
Biting
able to grip or impress deeply
Candid
indicating or suggesting sincere honesty
Clinical
direct observation; analytical; rigor
Colloquial
of or relating to conversation
Compassionate
sympathetic
Complimentary
a favorable expression of esteem
Concerned
worried, interestedly engaged
Condescending
patronizing attitude or behavior
Confident
marked by a state of mind exhibiting easy coolness and freedom
from uncertainty
Contemptuous
expressing lack of respect; disdain
Contentious
likely to be argumentative
Cynical
believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by
base or selfish concerns
Detached
exhibiting an aloof objectivity usually free from prejudice or
self-interest
Determined
firmly resolved
Didactic
designed to teach; intended to convey instruction and information
DIffident
hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence
Disdainful
feeling of contempt for what is beneath one; scorn
Disgusted
marked aversion to something disliked
Dramatic
stirring the imagination and emotions deeply
Ecstatic
rapturously delighted
Effusive
excessively demonstrative; showing emotions
Elegiac
expressing sorrow for something past
Facetious
jocular in an often inappropriate manner
Factual
restricted to or based on evidence
Fanciful
marked by unrestrained imagination rather than reason
and experience
Flippant
lacking proper respect or seriousness
hopeful
desire with anticipation of fulfillment
Impartial
treating or effecting all equally
Incisive
impressively to the point
Indignant
anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
Inflammatory
tending to incite anger, disorder, or tumult
Informative
imparting knowledge
Insipid
dull, flat, tasteless
Insolent
audaciously rude or disrespectful
Ironic
incongruity of an actual result and the normal result
expected (often humorous)
Irreverent
lack of proper respect
Learned
gained knowledge or understanding by studying
Lugubrious
mournful often to an exaggerated degree
Mock-heroic
terms frequently used interchangeable to designate a literary form that burlesques a story by treating a trivial subject in the “grand style” or uses the epic formulas to make ridiculous a trivial subject by ludicrously overstating it.
Mocking
treating with contempt or ridicule; jeering; scoffing
Mock-serious
a mixture of ridicule and formal tone
Moralistic
characterized by or expressing a narrow and conventional
moral attitude
Mornful
expressing sorrow
Neutral
not engaged on either side
Nostalgic
yearning for a past experience
Objective
expressing ideas without adding in personal feelings
Patronizing
to treat like a child, to belittle one’s intelligence, to speak in
a high-handed manner
Pedantic
narrowly stodgy, and often ostentatiously learned
Petty
marked by or reflective of narrow interests and sympathies
Prententious
expressing unwarranted or exaggerated importance,
worth or stature
Respectful
giving specific attention or consideration to something
Restrained
being without excess or extravagance
Sardonic
disdainfully or skeptically humorous
Satiric
literary technique holding up human vices and follies to ridicule
or scorn