Emotions Vocabulary

Emotions vocabulary - here are some words to supplement your ESL lessons about feelings, body language and expressions. Print out the words from the free download below, cut them up and do some fun vocabulary activities with your students. If you would like a full lesson plan which includes these words, I will shortly be downloading a lesson on emotional intelligence.

If you are a student trying to learn some new words ..... I hope you enjoy expanding your knowledge.

+++ indicates strong emotion

++ shows average feelings

+ means the weakest emotion

+++ jovial, in high spirits, jubilant
++ jovial, in high spirits, jubilant
+ pleased, contented, glad
+++ wild about, adoring, devoted
++ fond of, partial to, affectionate
+ appreciative, attentive, tolerant
+++ worthless, broken, finished
++ deficient, feeble, lacking
+ incapable, helpless
+++ appalled, horified, petrified
++ fretful, apprehensive, troubled
+ anxious, uneasy, rattled
+++ baffled, befuddled, confounded
++ thrown, perplexed, flustered, perturbed
+ unsettled, uncertain
+++ crushed, devastated, despondent, despairing
++ troubled, bleak, dejected
+ let down, gloomy, low
+++ fuming, enraged, incensed, outraged, livid
++ ticked off, miffed, cranky, exasperated
+ dismayed, sullen, uptight
+++ mortified, penitent, culpable
++ contrite, shamefaced, ashamed
+ regretful, sheepish


HAPPY over the moon
thrilled to bits
on cloud nine
SAD down in the dumps
beside yourself
ANGRY to rub someone up the wrong way
to do one's nut
to be a bit hot under the collar
DESPERATE at the end of your tether
at your wits' end


“How you react emotionally is a choice in any situation.”

Judith Orloff

“The sun always shines above the clouds.”

Paul F. Davis

“Choices will continually be necessary and -- let us not forget -- possible. Obedience to God is always possible. It is a deadly error to fall into the notion that when feelings are extremely strong we can do nothing but act on them.”

Elisabeth Elliot

“people will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Jason Barger

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