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List of Mood Words: 400+ Words To Describe Moods

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Words are more than just a means of communication — they have the power to evoke a wide spectrum of emotions and set the tone for any narrative. 

At Good Good Good, we love and celebrate positivity, but also know that positivity cannot exist without the acknowledgement of negativity. 

We’ve compiled this comprehensive list of hundreds of mood and tone words designed to help you accurately depict these varied moods. 

This guide includes words that can paint a picture of joy, gratitude, serenity, anxiety, resentment, and despair, among others. These words can help you express everything from whimsy to melancholy, energy to tranquility. 

Whether you’re seeking to understand your own feelings, crafting a heartfelt letter, penning a captivating story, or exploring the world of literature — may this resource be a helpful tool for you.

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List of Words That Describe Moods

Positive Mood Words:

  • Accepted
  • Accepting
  • Accomplished
  • Affectionate
  • Affirming
  • Amazed
  • Ambitious
  • Amorous
  • Amused
  • Amusement
  • Animated
  • Appreciative
  • Astonished
  • Audacious
  • Authentic
  • Avid
  • Awake
  • Awed
  • Blissful
  • Bold
  • Bouncy
  • Brash
  • Bright
  • Bubbly
  • Buoyant
  • Calm
  • Carefree
  • Caring
  • Charming
  • Cheerful
  • Cheery
  • Chill
  • Chilled
  • Chipper
  • Chuffed
  • Cold
  • Colorless
  • Comfortable
  • Comforted
  • Comical
  • Communicative
  • Companionable
  • Compassionate
  • Complacent
  • Composed
  • Confident
  • Contemplative
  • Content
  • Contented
  • Cool
  • Cordial
  • Courageous
  • Covetous
  • Cranky
  • Crappy
  • Craving
  • Creative
  • Cross
  • Curious
  • Decisive
  • Deep
  • Delighted
  • Demure
  • Determined
  • Dignified
  • Dorky
  • Dreamy
  • Earnest
  • Easy-Going
  • Emotional
  • Empathetic
  • Empowered
  • Energetic
  • Energized
  • Enlightened
  • Enthralled
  • Enthused
  • Enthusiastic
  • Euphoric
  • Excited
  • Exhilarated
  • Exuberant
  • Fantastic
  • Fascinated
  • Fearless
  • Felicitousness
  • Festive
  • Flamboyant
  • Flirty
  • Focused
  • Friendly
  • Fulfilled
  • Full
  • Funny
  • Geeky
  • Giggly
  • Good
  • Gracious
  • Grateful
  • Gratitude
  • Happy
  • Harmonious
  • Helpful
  • High
  • Honest
  • Hope
  • Hopeful
  • Hospitable
  • Hot
  • Humorous
  • Hungry
  • Hyper
  • Idyllic
  • Imaginative
  • Important
  • Impressed
  • Inclusive
  • Indescribable
  • Infatuated
  • Inspiration
  • Inspired
  • Interest
  • Interested
  • Introspective
  • Invigorated
  • Jovial
  • Joyful
  • Joyous
  • Jubilant
  • Kind
  • Liberated
  • Liberating
  • Light
  • Lighthearted
  • Lively
  • Love
  • Loved
  • Loving
  • Meditative
  • Mellow
  • Merry
  • Moody
  • Motivated
  • Mystified
  • Nerdy
  • Nostalgic
  • Open
  • Optimistic
  • Outgoing
  • Passionate
  • Peaceful
  • Pensive
  • Peppy
  • Perseverant
  • Philosophical
  • Playful
  • Pleasant
  • Pleased
  • Pompous
  • Positive
  • Powerful
  • Proud
  • Pumped
  • Quiet
  • Radiant
  • Realistic
  • Reflective
  • Refreshed
  • Rejuvenated
  • Relaxed
  • Relieved
  • Renewed
  • Reserved
  • Reverent
  • Romantic
  • Safe
  • Sanguine
  • Satiated
  • Satisfied
  • Sedated
  • Sentimental
  • Serene
  • Serenity
  • Settled
  • Shocked
  • Sleepy
  • Smart
  • Snappy
  • Sociable
  • Sparkling
  • Spirited
  • Sunny
  • Sympathetic
  • Talkative
  • Tender
  • Thankful
  • Thoughtful
  • Thrilled
  • Touched
  • Tranquility
  • Triumphant
  • Troubled
  • Trustful
  • Understanding
  • Unfeeling
  • Unhappy
  • Untroubled
  • Upbeat
  • Vibrant
  • Vigorous
  • Vivacious
  • Warm
  • Welcoming
  • Whimsical
  • Wistful
  • Withdrawn
  • Witty
  • Wretched
  • Yearning
  • Zen

Negative Mood Words:

  • Abandoned
  • Aflutter
  • Afraid
  • Aggravated
  • Aggrieved
  • Agitated
  • Alienated
  • Alone
  • Aloof
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Annoying
  • Antagonistic
  • Antsy
  • Anxious
  • Apathetic
  • Apprehensive
  • Argumentative
  • Arrogant
  • Ashamed
  • Awe
  • Baffled
  • Barren
  • Belligerent
  • Bemused
  • Betrayed
  • Bewildered
  • Bitter
  • Blank
  • Blue
  • Bored
  • Bothered
  • Brooding
  • Brutal
  • Callous
  • Cantankerous
  • Capricious
  • Chapfallen
  • Cold
  • Combative
  • Complacent
  • Confining
  • Confrontational
  • Confused
  • Cranky
  • Crappy
  • Crazy
  • Cruel
  • Crushed
  • Cynical
  • Dark
  • Dead
  • Defeated
  • Deflated
  • Dejected
  • Demoralized
  • Depleted
  • Depressed
  • Desolate
  • Despairing
  • Desperate
  • Despondent
  • Destitute
  • Detached
  • Devious
  • Devoid
  • Devouring
  • Difficult
  • Dirty
  • Disappointed
  • Discontent
  • Discontented
  • Disgruntled
  • Disheartened
  • Disheartening
  • Dismayed
  • Dispirited
  • Dispiriting
  • Distant
  • Distressed
  • Distrustful
  • Dither
  • Ditzy
  • Down
  • Downcast
  • Drained
  • Dreadful
  • Dreary
  • Drunk
  • Dysphoric
  • Eager
  • Edgy
  • Elated
  • Embarrassed
  • Empty
  • Enraged
  • Envious
  • Erratic
  • Exanimate
  • Exasperated
  • Exhausted
  • Famished
  • Fatalistic
  • Fearful
  • Foreboding
  • Fretful
  • Frightened
  • Frustrated
  • Frustrating
  • Futile
  • Giddy
  • Gloomy
  • Glum
  • Goofy
  • Gorged
  • Gormandizing
  • Grief-Stricken
  • Grim
  • Groggy
  • Grumpy
  • Guilty
  • Hangry
  • Haunting
  • Heartbroken
  • Helpless
  • Hesitant
  • Hollow
  • Hopeless
  • Hostile
  • Humiliated
  • Impulsive
  • Inconsolable
  • Indifferent
  • Indignant
  • Inferior
  • Inferiority
  • Infuriated
  • Insatiable
  • Insecure
  • Insidious
  • Insolent
  • Intimidated
  • Irascible
  • Irate
  • Irritated
  • Isolated
  • Jealous
  • Jittery
  • Jumpy
  • Lamentable
  • Lazy
  • Lethargic
  • Listless
  • Lonely
  • Lonesome
  • Lost
  • Low
  • Mad
  • Madness
  • Manipulative
  • Mean
  • Melancholy
  • Merciless
  • Mischievous
  • Miserable
  • Moody
  • Morose
  • Mournful
  • Mysterious
  • Naughty
  • Negative
  • Nervous
  • Neurotic
  • Nightmarish
  • Numb
  • Obsessed
  • Ominous
  • On Edge
  • Ornery
  • Ostentatious
  • Outraged
  • Overwhelmed
  • Painful
  • Panicked
  • Pensive
  • Perplexed
  • Pesky
  • Pessimistic
  • Petrified
  • Petulant
  • Powerless
  • Predatory
  • Pretentious
  • Pride
  • Puzzled
  • Quarrelsome
  • Queasy
  • Quiet
  • Rash
  • Ravenous
  • Rebarbative
  • Reckless
  • Regretful
  • Rejected
  • Remorseful
  • Remote
  • Repellant
  • Resentful
  • Restless
  • Rushed
  • Sad
  • Scared
  • Self-Conscious
  • Serious
  • Shameful
  • Shocked
  • Sick
  • Silly
  • Sinister
  • Skeptical
  • Somber
  • Sorrowful
  • Starved
  • Strange
  • Stressed
  • Sullen
  • Suspenseful
  • Suspicious
  • Temperamental
  • Tense
  • Terrified
  • Terrifying
  • Threatened
  • Threatening
  • Tired
  • Touchy
  • Troubled
  • Unattached
  • Uncaring
  • Uncertain
  • Uncertainty
  • Uncomfortable
  • Uneasy
  • Unfeeling
  • Unfriendly
  • Unhappy
  • Uninterested
  • Unmotivated
  • Unnerved
  • Unpredictable
  • Unsettled
  • Upbeat
  • Uptight
  • Useless
  • Vacant
  • Vengeful
  • Violent
  • Volatile
  • Voracious
  • Vulnerable
  • Weary
  • Weird
  • Withdrawn
  • Worried
  • Wretched

Neutral Mood Words:

  • Calm
  • Collected
  • Composed
  • Cool
  • Curious
  • Detached
  • Easygoing
  • Fair
  • Focused
  • Honest
  • Impartial
  • Indifferent
  • Objective
  • Open-Minded
  • Patient
  • Peaceful
  • Poised
  • Relaxed
  • Respectful
  • Serene
  • Thoughtful
  • Unbothered
  • Unemotional
  • Unfazed
  • Unmoved
  • Unperturbed
  • Unruffled

Other Mood Words:

  • Absorbed
  • Alert
  • Bittersweet
  • Competitive
  • Contemplative
  • Crabby
  • Dyspeptic
  • Eclectic
  • Ecstatic
  • Feminine
  • Fiery
  • Giving
  • Human
  • Hungry
  • Hyper
  • Hyperactive
  • Indescribable
  • Livid
  • Masculine 
  • Okay
  • Quixotic
  • Recumbent
  • Resilient
  • Sexy
  • Shy
  • Snobbish
  • Surprised
  • Whimsical

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common mood words?

Some common words describing moods include: joyful, grateful, excited, optimistic, energetic, and cheerful for positive moods; anxious, resentful, sad, angry, cynical, and despairing for negative moods; and calm, composed, curious, unfazed, posed, and indifferent for neutral moods.

What are some synonyms for happy?

Some synonyms for happy include:

  • Joyful
  • Delighted
  • Pleased
  • Thrilled
  • Cheerful
  • Blissful
  • Content
  • Merry
  • Elated
  • Gleeful
  • Satisfied
  • Exuberant
  • Radiant
  • Jovial
  • Ecstatic

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