Back

Scroll down to find out more about words we use to describe our emotions, feelings, states and other wellbeing terms. Unless stated otherwise, the definitions follow the Cambridge Dictionary standard.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Acedia (n) (Wikipedia) – negligence, lack of care (IG, blog)

Anhedonia (n) – a condition in which someone is unable to experience pleasure (IG, blog)

Anxiety (n) – an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future (IG, blog)

Apathy (n) – behaviour that shows no interest or energy and shows that someone is unwilling to take action, especially over something important (IG, blog)

Apprehension (n) – worry about the future, fear that something unpleasant is going to happen (IG, blog)

B

C

D

Depression (n) – (1) the state of feeling very unhappy and without hope for the future (IG, blog) (2) a mental illness in which a person is very unhappy and anxious for long periods and cannot have a normal life during these periods (IG, blog)

Despodency (n) – the quality of being unhappy, with no hope or enthusiasm (IG, blog)

Detachment (n) – a feeling of not being emotionally involved (IG, blog)

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

Lethargy (n) – the feeling of having little energy or of being unable or unwilling to do anything (IG, blog)

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y

Z

For a full emotions classification please refer to this Wikipedia entry. For initial inspiration please use the Plutchik wheel of emotions below (used with the free Wikipedia Commons license)