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Negative Feeling Words

Here you will find part of the world's longest and, we believe, best list of negative feeling words, or words describing negative emotions. The full list is over 600 words. The words in letters A-S are shown here. We will send the complete file via email for personal use a donation of any size. (Ordering Details). We will also send a free copy of the list to anyone who donates new words. Please write if you want to contribute a new word.

We also have this list of Common Negative Feelings, and a long list of feeling words which include both positive and negative.

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See also this article about "Talking away your pain
and "
Negative Feeling Words in Therapy"

* = Newly created words

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Thanks.

Steve

 

 

A
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abandoned
abused
accused
addicted
afraid
aggravated
aggressive
alone
angry
anguish
annoyed
anxious
apprehensive
argumentative
artificial
ashamed
assaulted
at a loss
at risk
atrocious
attacked
avoided
awful
awkward

B
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bad
badgered
baffled
banned
barren
beat
beaten down
belittled
berated
betrayed
bitched at
bitter
bizzare
blacklisted
blackmailed
blamed
bleak
blown away
blur
bored
boring
bossed-around
bothered
bothersome
bounded
boxed-in
broken
bruised
brushed-off
bugged
bullied
bummed
bummed out
burdened
burdensome
burned
burned-out

C
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caged in
careless
chaotic
chased
cheated
cheated on
chicken
claustrophobic
clingy
closed
clueless
clumsy
coaxed
codependent
coerced
cold
cold-hearted
combative
commanded
compared
competitive
compulsive
conceited
concerned
condescended to
confined
conflicted
confronted
confused
conned
consumed
contemplative
contempt
contentious
controlled
convicted
cornered
corralled
cowardly
crabby
cramped
cranky
crap
crappy
crazy
creeped out
creepy
critical
criticized
cross
crowded
cruddy
crummy
crushed
cut-down
cut-off
cynical

D
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damaged
damned
dangerous
dark
dazed
dead
deceived
deep
defamed
defeated
defective
defenseless
defensive
defiant
deficient
deflated
degraded
dehumanized
dejected
delicate
deluded
demanding
demeaned
demented
demoralized
demotivated
dependent
depleted
depraved
depressed
deprived
deserted
deserving of pain/punishment
desolate
despair
despairing
desperate
despicable
despised
destroyed
destructive
detached
detest
detestable
detested
devalued
devastated
deviant
devoid
diagnosed
dictated to
different
difficult
directionless
dirty
disabled

D
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disagreeable
disappointed
disappointing
disapproved of
disbelieved
discardable
discarded
disconnected
discontent
discouraged
discriminated
disdain
disdainful
disempowered
disenchanted
disgraced
disgruntled
disgust
disgusted
disheartened
dishonest
dishonorable
disillusioned
dislike
disliked
dismal
dismayed
disorganized
disoriented
disowned
displeased
disposable
disregarded
disrespected
dissatisfied
distant
distracted
distraught
distressed
disturbed
dizzy
dominated
doomed
double-crossed
doubted
doubtful
down
down and out
down in the dumps
downhearted
downtrodden
drained
dramatic
dread
dreadful
dreary
dropped
drunk
dry
dumb
dumped
dumped on
duped

 

E
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edgy
egocentric
egotistic
egotistical
elusive
emancipated
emasculated
embarrassed
emotional
emotionless
emotionally bankrupt
empty
encumbered
endangered
enraged
enslaved
entangled
evaded
evasive
evicted
excessive
excluded
exhausted
exploited
exposed

F
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failful *
fake
false
fear
fearful
fed up
flawed
forced
forgetful
forgettable
forgotten
fragile
freaked out
frightened
frigid
frustrated
furious

G
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gloomy
glum
gothic
grey
grief
grim
gross
grossed-out
grotesque
grouchy
grounded
grumpy
guilt-tripped
guilty

H
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harassed
hard
hard-hearted
harmed
hassled
hate
hateful
hatred
haunted
heartbroken
heartless
heavy-hearted
helpless
hesitant
hideous
hindered
hopeless
horrible
horrified
horror
hostile
hot-tempered
humiliated
hung up
hung over
hurried
hurt
hysterical

I
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idiotic
ignorant
ignored
ill
ill-tempered
imbalanced
imposed-upon
impotent
imprisoned
impulsive
in the dumps
in the way
inactive
inadequate
incapable
incommunicative
incompetent
incompatible
incomplete
incorrect
indecisive
indifferent
indoctrinated
inebriated
ineffective
inefficient
inferior
infuriated
inhibited
inhumane
injured
injusticed
insane
insecure
insignificant
insincere
insufficient
insulted
intense
interrogated
interrupted
intimidated
intoxicated
invalidated
invisible
irrational
irritable
irritated
isolated

 

J
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jaded
jealous
jerked around
joyless
judged

K
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kept apart
kept away
kept in
kept out
kept quiet

L
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labeled
laughable
laughed at
lazy
leaned on
lectured to
left out
let down
lied about
lied to
limited
little
lonely
lonesome
longing
lost
lousy
loveless
low

M
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mad
made fun of
man handled
manipulated
masochistic
messed with
messed up
messy
miffed
miserable
misled
mistaken
mistreated
mistrusted
misunderstood
mixed-up
mocked
molested
moody

N
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nagged
needy
negative
nervous
neurotic
nonconforming
numb
nuts
nutty

 

O
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objectified
obligated
obsessed
obsessive
obstructed
odd
offended
on display
opposed
oppressed
out of place
out of touch
over-controlled
over-protected
overwhelmed

P
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pain
panic
paranoid
passive
pathetic
pessimistic
petrified
phony
picked on
pissed
pissed off
plain
played with
pooped
poor
powerless
pre-judged
preached to
preoccupied
predjudiced
pressured
prosecuted
provoked
psychopathic
psychotic
pulled apart
pulled back
punished
pushed
pushed away
put down
puzzled

Q
=========

quarrelsome
queer
questioned
quiet

R
=========

rage
raped
rattled
regret
rejected
resented
resentful
responsible
retarded
revengeful
ridiculed
ridiculous
robbed
rotten

S
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sad
sadistic
sarcastic
scared
scarred
screwed
screwed over
screwed up
self-centered
self-conscious
self-destructive
self-hatred
selfish
sensitive
shouted at
shy
singled-out
slow
small
smothered
snapped at
spiteful
stereotyped
strange
stressed
stretched
stuck
stupid
submissive
suffering
suffocated
suicidal
superficial
suppressed
suspicious

 

 

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Feeling Words in Therapy

Here is a letter describing how a list of negative feeling words is being effectively used in therapy.

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Hi Steve,

The list is used by me to assist persons with past emotional pain "pinpoint' their truest feelings. For example, being angry is a good defining word but, betrayed or abandoned pinpoints their pain exactly.

Since most people are not able to "find the right word(s)" that best describes how the feel; the list serves the purpose. As you may already know, words are just symbols and when someone identifies with a word or a word resonates with how they are feeling, the rest of my work, releasing past pain or releasing past events; is relatively easy.

I use the miracles work sheet from the book Radical Forgiveness and just go with it. If you read the work sheet you will see where having the most descriptive word helps. Because having them fully feel the pain once again makes it easier for me to release the pain.

I have been using your list for a few years and have watched its growth; good for you. The reason for ordering the list is because I was working with a woman who was in extreme pain due to being brutally raped and sodomized. For this to work, release the pain and start to feel love again, I had to make sure she had the most comprehensive list of feeling words to choose from and thanks to you, this was accomplished. Thank You

I mean really Thank You because I was not sure if I could have drawn it out of her without the list. Coincidentally, when she was choosing words from the list, I decided to choose words of how I thought she might feel. The results were identical as if we were copying each other. We both were amazed.

It is good to have the positive and negative words separated because the negative words are the way of getting to the source of the original pain so we can talk about it directly and precisely. Because words are symbols that create feelings, for transformation to take place, unfortunately, I have to bring them back to the original pain. So, the most descriptive words that identify the pain the most exactly helps me and them bring it to the surface fast.

After their story is out and the pain is really felt; transformation begins. At the end we go back to the list of positive words, decide how we want to feel - complete the work sheet and transformation is complete.

Thanks again,

Mike