Do you get angry a lot?
Do you wish that you had more than one or two words to communicate your feelings in English?
In today's lesson, I will give you some new words to say that you are not happy.
Check out today's lesson to develop a deeper English vocabulary!
To be "annoyed" is not an extremely strong emotion. It means that something or someone bothers you but it doesn't consume your mind completely.
Example: "The mosquitos in the woods annoy me in the summer."
- Irritated: "The heavy traffic really irritated me today."
- Irked: "It irks me when people don't pay their subway fare."
- Bothered: "I'm feeling bothered by our noisy neighbors"
- Miffed: "She didn't get invited to the party so she was miffed"
- Bitter: "He is still bitter about a fight that they had a long time ago"
- Agitated: "At the end of a long day of shopping I feel agitated"
The word "upset" could mean that you are sad or that you are angry.
It can be used in a lot of different situations.
Example: "She was upset when she found out that he didn't get accepted into the college of her choice."
- Unhappy: "He is unhappy in his job so he needs to change careers"
- Distressed: "I am feeling distressed about the problems with the environment"
Example: "He is still angry at his ex-wife for the way she treated him"
- Mad: "Are you mad at me?" (note- this word also means mentally unstable, but it is more often used in American English to mean upset)
- Resentful: "Even though they had a fight years ago, he is still resentful toward her"
When we are "furious" we are extremely angry.
Example: "He was furious when he found out that his son robbed a store."
- Enraged: "The citizens were enraged when they found out who won the election"
- Irate: "When she got the bad news, she became irate."
- Fuming: " My boss is fuming because we made a mistake and lost the contract."
- Livid: "She was livid at not being included in the group."
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