English LanguageStart - Smart Words

These english synonyms for words used in writing has been arranged by categories. For each word (annoyed, afraid, nervous, bored, pathetic, troubled, shy, ...) you will find about 10 to 40 synonyms. Antonyms are included in the sense, that the words consists mostly of pairs which have the opposite meaning.

afraid anxious apprehensive ashamed cowardly
frightened guilty horrified paralyzed petrified
scared shocked shy skittish startled
terrified terrorized timid troubled worried
annoyed asinine bored disgusted dullish / dull
obtuse peeved riled vexed
nervous alarmed anxious apprehensive cautious
concerned confused conspicuous disturbed doubtful
insecure irritable panicked perturbed suspicious
pathetic affecting agitating lamentable piteous
pitiful poignant stirring touching




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