Some words that express feelings and emotions :
|Positive emotions||Negative Emotions|
|joy – gaiety – delight – cheerfulness – merriment – vivacity – calm – satisfaction – enthusiasm – optimism – jubilation||anger – despair – depression – loneliness – sadness – frustration – worry – fear|
Some idiomatic expressions used to describe good and bad moods :
|Good mood||Bad mood|
|The news of my brother’s success reallylifted my spirits.
Things are looking uptoday.
Sam has been walking on air since he won a poetry prize.
My spirits rose when I opened the box and found a nice watch.
|I’m feeling quite downactually.
My heart sank when I saw the ambulance.
Lara was in the depths of despair after she got that terrible grade.
I’ve been really lowrecently.