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marked by governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism; feeling rather than reason or thought;
sentimental
expressive of narrow and conventinal moral attitude
moralistic
to reproach or challenge in mocking or insulting manner
taunting
excessively embellished in style or language;
turgid
disdainfully or skeptically humerous; derisively mocking
sardonic
insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct
insolent
bombastic, pompous
turgid 2
hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence, shy, reserved, unassertive
diffident
given to capricious notions, odd notions, or fanciful humor
whimisical
intentional inflicting of pain by deriding, taunting, or ridiculing
sarcastic
trenchant, wit, irony used to expose and dicredit vice or folly, intent is censure and reprobation
satiric
narrowly, stodgily, ostentatiously learned; making a show of knowledge, unimaginative or uduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge
pedantic
expressive of affected, unwarrented, or exaggeraged importance, worth, stature
pretentious
expressing sorrow often for something now past
elegiac
feeling of contempt for what is beneath one
disdainful
mournful, especially exaggeragtedly or affectedly mournful
lugubrious
anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
indignant
speak or address in a witty and teasing manner
bantering
lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge
insipid 2
honest sincere expression; absence of deception; disposed to criticize severely; blunt
candid
lacking proper respect or seriousness
flippant
to assume an air or superiourity
condescending
adopting an air of condenscension towards; to trea haughtily or cooly
patronizing
humourous or funny; not serious
facetious
analytical or coolly dispassionate
clinical
tending to excite anger, disorder, or tumult; seditious
inflammatory
riducle by means of grotesque exaggeration or comic imitation
burlesque
unrestrained imagination rather than by reason and experience
fanciful
aloof objectivity usually free from prejudice or self-interest
detached
contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives
cynical
impressively direct and decisive in mannner or presentation
incisive
implied or indirect reference especially in literature
allusive
excessively demonstrative
effusive
used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversations
colloquial
having or showing.. sympathetic
compassionate
not partial or biased; treating or affecting all equally
impartial
overberaring exhibiting boldness or effrontery; impudent
insolent 2
lacking taste or savor; tasteless;
insipid
dull flat
insipid 3
marked by or reflective of narrow interstes and sympathies; small minded
petty
pulsative with life, vigor or activity
vibrant
lacking proper respect or seriousness
irreverent
vivid, moving, strking, emotional
dramatic
designed or intended to teach
didactic
expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived wihout distortion by personal feeling, prejudices, or interpretations, free from bias
objective