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Updated 2007-05-10 22:53

Tone Adjectives

AdjectiveDefinition
vituperativeuttering or given to censure - containing or characterized by verbal abuse
sardonicdisdainfully or skeptically humorous - derisively mocking
scathingto attack with severe criticism.
facetiousnot meant to be taken seriously or literally; not meant to be taken seriously or literally
criticalinclined to find fault or to judge with severity, often too readily
resignedsubmissive or acquiescent
astonishedTo fill with sudden wonder or amazement
wistfulcharacterized by melancholy; longing; yearning
pedanticCharacterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal
didacticinstructive
laudatorycontaining or expressing praise
mystifiedperplexed
idylliccharmingly simple or rustic
reverentdeeply respectful
lugubriousmournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner
elegiacmournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner
maudlintearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental
jingoistichaving extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism
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