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8 Alternative Ways to Describe Common Emotions.


8 Alternative Ways to Describe Common Emotions

Hi guys!

As Emotions is our topic of the month, we thought that we would share with you some colloquial alternative ways to describe common emotions. The following examples are great for making yourself sound more conversational when you are speaking English.

1. Knackered

To be very tired. For example,

  • You look absolutely knackered after running that marathon.

2. Scared Stiff

To be very scared or afraid. For Example,

  • She was scared stiff of flying.

3. Cross

To be Angry. For example,

  • Your mother will be cross with you if you eat too many biscuits.

4. Mortified

To be very embarrassed. For example,

  • She was absolutely mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror.

5. Over the Moon

To be very happy. For example, 

  • She was over the moon when she won the lottery.

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6. Downhearted

To be sad or in low spirits. For example,

  • Real Betis’ fans must have been downhearted after their team lost.

7. Mad

To be angry/crazy. For example,

  • Sally was really mad at Tom for not doing the washing up.

8. Perplexed

To be confused. For example,

  • The rest of the European Union seem perplexed by Brexit.


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