Adjectives to describe MOODS

Hi English learners! Improve your English vocabulary with today’s lesson. Here are 24 adjectives to describe moods. Here is the list:

  • Anxious
  • Affectionate
  • Calm
  • Careless
  • Cheerful
  • Despairing
  • Furious
  • Gloomy
  • Gregarious
  • Hopeful
  • Inspired
  • Introspective
  • Lonely
  • Melancholic
  • Nostalgic
  • Optimistic
  • Pessimistic
  • Pensive
  • Reckless
  • Reflective
  • Reserved
  • Sullen
  • Sluggish
  • Tense

Adjectives to describe MOODS


Meaning: feeling worried because you expect something bad to happen.

  • As the weather got worse Peter became more and more anxious about the crops.
 Adjectives to describe MOODS
Adjectives to describe MOODS


Meaning: showing feelings or love for somebody.

  • Sara is very affectionate towards her children. She is always hugging and kissing them.


Meaning: worriless and peaceful, without hurry or nervousness.

  • Our boss is always calm under pressure.


Meaning: not paying much attention to what you are doing and that way cause damage or make mistakes.

  • John is so careless. Look, he’s texting a friend while driving.

Adjectives to describe MOODS


Meaning: being positive, happy, joyful.

  • Samantha has been in a cheerful mood all day because her boyfriend proposed to her.


Meaning: feeling down, hopeless.

  • After his mother died, Sean seemed to be more and more despairing.


Meaning: extremely angry.

  • Celia was furious when she found out that her brother took her car.
 Adjectives to describe MOODS
Adjectives to describe MOODS


Meaning: feeling dark and negative, hopeless, depressed.

  • Sophia couldn’t help but feel gloomy when she got the medical test results.


Meaning: enjoying other people’s company, friendly, outgoing.

  • George is always so gregarious and outgoing. He has a lot of friends.

Adjectives to describe MOODS


Meaning: full of hope, positive, optimistic.

  • Ever since he won money in the lottery, Simon has become more hopeful about the future.


Meaning: feeling excited and uplifting.

  • Sandra felt so inspired for drawing by the lake when she heard the weather forecast.


Meaning: thinking a lot about your own feelings and ideas.

  • Laura was an introspective person who enjoyed her own company.


Meaning: feeling sad because you are alone and don’t have any friends or some other company.

  • So many old people are living alone today and most of them feel more or less lonely.
 Adjectives to describe MOODS


Meaning: feeling very sad or depressed.

  • Robert was a bit melancholic and sad.


Meaning: feeling unhappy when you remember some time in the past when you were happy.

  • Most people feel nostalgic when they first move abroad.


Meaning: feeling positive, hopeful, emphasizing the good side of a situation rather than a bad one.

  • When the meeting ended, Mr Tompson felt rather optimistic about the project.


Meaning: opposite from optimistic; tending to think about bad things rather than positive and good ones.

  • After reading the newspapers, Paul felt very pessimistic about his candidate winning the election.


Meaning: thinking about something deeply and seriously.

  • When she returned from Australia, Vera was often absent and pensive.


Meaning: showing very little care about your doings.

  • Brian tends to be a bit reckless, especially when it comes to money. 


Meaning: spending lots of time in your head, thinking deeply and quietly.

  • After the movie, she was in a reflective mood for quite some time.
Adjectives to describe MOODS


Meaning: not showing or talking about your feelings much.

  • Ryan was quite a reserved, quiet man.


Meaning: being in a bad mood and unwilling to talk.

  • Jason was sitting with a sullen face and refused to say why he felt that way.


Meaning: having less energy than normal and therefore feeling kind of lazy.

  • Bob couldn’t help but feel a bit sluggish and sleepy after dinner.


Meaning: unable to relax, worried and nervous.

  • Saunders was usually very tense before exams.
Adjectives to describe MOODS
Adjectives to describe MOODS

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