Dedescriptive Words for Commentary or Analysis of Text:
D Descriptive words for Commentary or analysis of text: Positive | | |Negative | |Authentic |Inspirational |Reactionary a person who holds a set of` views against |Absurd | | | |change | | |Conservative Holding to traditional attitudes; |Ironic |Realistic |Commonplace | |Cautious about change | | | | |Controversial |Liberal Open to new behaviour or opinions and |Recondite difficult to understand Little known |Heretical A person, who holds controversial | | |willing to discard traditional values. |opinions | |Credible convincing |Melodramatic |Romantic |Improbable inauthentic/Not likely to be true or | | | | |happen | |Cultural |Mystical |Satiric in prose, in which human folly and vice are held up |Incredible | | | |to scorn, derision, or ridicule. | | |Didactic instructive |Naturalistic Based on the theory of naturalism |Scholarly |Insignificant | |Dramatic |Objective Not influenced by tastes, or opinions. Significant |Intolerant | |Esoteric to be understood by a minority of people |Orthodox Not independent-minded; unoriginal |Spiritual Not concerned with material values |Pedantic Characterized by a narrow, often | | | | |ostentatious concern for book learning and formal | | | | |rules | |Expressionistic |Philosophic enlightenment, and wisdom. Subjective Based on personal feelings, personal feelings or |Prejudiced | | | |opinions | | |Fanciful Over imaginative and unrealistic |Plausible reasonable or probable |Symbolic |Shallow | |Humanistic concerned with the interests and welfare of|Pragmatic Dealing with facts or actual occurrences|Utilitarian usefulness rather than beauty |Superficial | |human | |-the ethical doctrine that that the right action is the one| | | | |that brings the greatest happiness to the greatest number | | | | |ofpersons. | | |Humorous |Profound going far beneath what is superficial, | |Trivial Of little value or importance | | |external, or obvious: profound insight. Strongly | | | | |felt intense | | | |Impressionistic creates a general effect or mood |Radical | |Unscholarly non-intellectual | |rather that form of structure | | | | Descriptive Words for Characters: Physical Qualities |Positive | | |Negative | | | |Active |Exquisite beautiful/delicate. |Pretty |Awkward |Hideous |Ugly | |Adept v.
Skilled |Fair |Ravishing |Bizarre |Homely unattractive |Ungainly clumsy, awkward | |Adroit skilful resourceful or |Fascinating |Robust strong and healthy |Cadaverous pale, ghastly |Horrible |Unkempt | |ingenious, quick, nimble | | | | | | |Agile |Good-looking |Shapely |Clumsy |Incongruous disproportioned |Unmanly | |Attractive |Graceful |Skilful |Coarse Invidious calculated to create |Unwomanly | | | | | |ill will or resentment | | |Beautiful |Handsome |Spirited |Decrepit weakened by old age; |Loathsome disgusting; revolting |Weak | | | | |feeble; infirm: | | | |Brawny muscular, strong |Hardy |Spruce |Effeminate female traits |Odious deserving or causing | | |appearance; attractive | | | |hatred; hateful detestable | | |Charming |Immaculate |Stalwart Brave, strong, sturdy |Emaciated thin, wasted, puny, |Repellent | | | | | |gaunt, scrawny. | | | |Comely pleasing in appearance |Lively |Strapping |Feeble |Repugnant disgusting | | |attractive; fair: a comely face. | | | | | |Dainty |Lovely |Strong |Frail |Repulsive | | |Dapper neat; trim; smart -lively |Manly |Sturdy |Gawky |Sickly sick completion | | |and brisk: to walk with a dapper | | | | | | |step. -small and active. | | | | | |Delicate |Muscular |Virile masculine energy |Ghastly |Slovenly untidy, careless | | | | |forcefulness, strong thin | | | | |Dexterous having mental |Neat |Vivacious Lively animated gay |Graceless |Spare | | |adroitness or skill; clever. | | | | | | |Elegant |Nimble |Winsome sweetly or innocently |Grotesque |Thin | | | | |charming. | | | | Descriptive Words for Characters: Mental Qualities Positive | |Negative | | |Apt quick to learn, intelligent |Learned |Bigoted |Stupid | |Astute clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd |Observant |Crass |Ungifted | |Capable |Precocious |Dull |Unintellectual | |Clever |Prudent Fatuous |Unintelligent | |Competent |Rational |Foolish |Unlettered | |Crafty |Reasonable |Ignorant |Unschooled | |Cunning |Sage |Illiterate |Vacuous | |Educated |Scholarly |Inane | | |Erudite |Sensible |Irrational | | |Gifted |Shrewd |Narrow-minded | | |Ingenious |Subtle |Obtuse | | |Intellectual |Talented |Puerile | | |Intelligent |Wily |Shallow | | |Inventive |Wise |Simple | |