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150 Examples of Tone

 , March 04, 2023
Tone is the emotion that resonates from your words. This is primarily associated with literature where tone is one of the elements of the atmosphere of a work and the style of an author. Tone is also relevant to all communication as an audience will read the emotional feel of advertising, media, speeches and written messages. Likewise, tone is an element of interpersonal communication such as a conversation or argument. For example, maintaining a calm and logical tone when dealing with a debate or problem may help to avoid emotional escalation. The following are common examples of tone.
Affectionate
Amiable
Amorous
Angry
Anxious
Apologetic
Apprehensive
Arrogant
Assertive
Authentic
Authoritative
Belligerent
Bitter
Blunt
Bossy
Calm
Candid
Caring
Casual
Cheerful
Childish
Cold
Comforting
Compassionate
Conceited
Confident
Confrontational
Confused
Considerate
Contemptuous
Cool
Critical
Cynical
Dark
Defensive
Defiant
Derisive
Desperate
Detached
Determined
Diligent
Disappointed
Disapproving
Disbelieving
Disgusted
Dismissive
Disturbed
Dominant
Doubtful
Down-to-earth
Dramatic
Dreamy
Dry
Earnest
Eccentric
Embarrassed
Encouraging
Enthusiastic
Envious
Erratic
Excited
Exhausted
Exhilarated
Facetious
Fanciful
Fearful
Feeble
Flippant
Formal
Forthright
Frustrated
Gentle
Gloomy
Gracious
Grateful
Grieving
Gritty
Happy
Hardboiled
Harsh
Heartbroken
Helpful
Honest
Hopeful
Hostile
Humble
Humorous
Hypercritical
Hysterical
Impartial
Impatient
Impersonal
Impolite
Impressed
Impulsive
Incredulous
Indifferent
Indignant
Inquisitive
Insensitive
Insincere
Insistent
Instructive
Insulting
Intellectual
Interested
Intrigued
Introspective
Ironic
Irreverent
Jaded
Joking
Joyful
Judgmental
Lazy
Lighthearted
Lively
Lonely
Loving
Loyal
Matter-of-fact
Melancholic
Mischievous
Mocking
Modest
Moody
Morose
Mournful
Needy
Nervous
Neutral
Nostalgic
Objective
Oblivious
Observant
Obstinate
Optimistic
Outspoken
Overbearing
Paranoid
Passionate
Patient
Pessimistic
Realistic
Regretful
Reverent
Sarcastic
Sentimental
Tense
Wistful
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