English Vocabulary for Adjectives (Feelings and Emotions)

Learn Common Adjectives for Feelings in English

This is a lesson to help you practise words used to describe feelings and emotions in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

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Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "feelings" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

Here is the word library for this game:

"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "feelings" category:
  • happy, lazy, optimistic, sad, satisfied, sick, worried, afraid, anxious, apprehensive, ashamed, bored, busy, delighted, disgust, eager, elated, euphoric, excited, hesitant, hopeless, hopelessness, irritated
happy

happy

  • She feels happy when she spends time with her friends.
  • He is always happy when he sees his favorite dessert on the menu.
  • They were happy to hear the good news about their upcoming vacation.
lazy

lazy

  • On weekends, she enjoys being a little lazy and sleeping in.
  • He can be quite lazy when it comes to doing household chores.
  • They had a lazy afternoon lying on the couch and watching TV.
optimistic

optimistic

  • Despite the challenges, she remains optimistic about the future.
  • He has an optimistic outlook and believes things will work out well.
  • They stay optimistic even during difficult times and try to find solutions.
sad

sad

  • She felt sad when her favorite toy broke.
  • He became sad after hearing the news of his friend's illness.
  • They were sad when they had to say goodbye to their pet hamster.
satisfied

satisfied

  • After finishing the project, she felt satisfied with her hard work.
  • He was satisfied with the delicious meal he cooked for dinner.
  • They were satisfied with the results of their team's efforts.
sick

sick

  • She stayed home from school because she was feeling sick.
  • He caught a cold and started to feel sick and congested.
  • They took medicine to help them feel better when they were sick.
worried

worried

  • She became worried when she couldn't find her keys.
  • He was worried about the upcoming exam and studied late into the night.
  • They were worried when they heard about the severe weather forecast.
afraid

afraid

  • She is afraid of the dark and always sleeps with a nightlight.
  • He felt afraid when he heard a loud noise outside his window at night.
  • They were afraid of the thunder and lightning during the storm.
anxious

anxious

  • She gets anxious before taking a big test.
  • He became anxious when he had to speak in front of a large audience.
  • They felt anxious about the uncertainty of their future plans.
apprehensive

apprehensive

  • She was apprehensive about trying a new food, but she ended up liking it.
  • He felt apprehensive about going on a roller coaster for the first time.
  • They were apprehensive before meeting their new neighbors, but the meeting went well.
ashamed

ashamed

  • She felt ashamed of her actions and apologized to her friend.
  • He looked ashamed after spilling juice all over the table.
  • They were ashamed of not keeping their promise and promised to make it right.
bored

bored

  • She was bored during the long car ride and asked, "Are we there yet?"
  • He felt bored with the TV shows and decided to read a book instead.
  • They played board games to pass the time when they were bored indoors on a rainy day.
busy

busy

  • She is always busy with work, but she enjoys the challenges.
  • He had a busy day filled with meetings and appointments.
  • They are usually busy with school and extracurricular activities.
delighted

delighted

  • She was delighted to receive a surprise birthday party from her friends.
  • He felt delighted when he saw the beautiful sunset at the beach.
  • They were delighted by the unexpected visit from their relatives.
disgust

disgust

  • She wrinkled her nose in disgust when she saw the spoiled food in the fridge.
  • He expressed his disgust at the rude behavior of the customer.
  • They couldn't hide their disgust when they saw the messy and dirty room.
eager

eager

  • She was eager to learn how to ride a bike and practiced every day.
  • He felt eager to start his new job and meet his colleagues.
  • They were eager to explore the new city and visit its famous landmarks.
elated

elated

  • She was elated when she received the acceptance letter to her dream college.
  • He felt elated after winning the championship game with his team.
  • They were elated by the news that their favorite band would be performing in their city.
euphoric

euphoric

  • She experienced euphoric happiness during her graduation ceremony.
  • He felt euphoric after achieving a personal milestone he had been working toward for years.
  • They danced with euphoric joy at the music festival, surrounded by friends.
excited

excited

  • She was so excited about her upcoming vacation that she couldn't sleep the night before.
  • He felt excited to open the present and discover what was inside.
  • They were genuinely excited to meet their favorite celebrity at a fan event.
hesitant

hesitant

  • She was hesitant to try the unfamiliar dish, but she took a small bite and liked it.
  • He felt hesitant about making a decision without more information.
  • They were hesitant to accept the challenge at first but decided to give it a try.
hopeless

hopeless

  • She felt hopeless when her car broke down in the middle of nowhere.
  • He became hopeless about finding his lost wallet after searching everywhere.
  • They were momentarily hopeless during the heavy rainstorm but eventually found shelter.
irritated

irritated

  • She became irritated when someone repeatedly interrupted her during the meeting.
  • He was irritated by the constant noise from the construction site next door.
  • They felt irritated when their plans were disrupted at the last minute.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.