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Apathetic

apathetic - showing little or no emotion or animation

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Appreciative

appreciative - feeling or expressive of gratitude

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Arrogant

arrogant - having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride

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Authoritative

authoritative - having authority or ascendancy or influence

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Condemnatory

condemnatory - containing or imposing condemnation or censure

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Consoling

consoling - affording comfort or solace

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Contented

contented - satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

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Contradictory

contradictory - that confounds or contradicts or confuses

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Critical

critical - characterized by careful evaluation and judgment

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Despairing

despairing - arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope

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Disinterested

disinterested - unaffected by self-interest

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Elated

elated - exultantly proud and joyful

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Elevated

elevated - of high moral or intellectual value

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Enthusiastic

enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest

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Exuberant

exuberant - unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

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Factual

factual - of or relating to or characterized by facts

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Foreboding

foreboding - a feeling of evil to come

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Gloomy

gloomy - filled with melancholy and despondency

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Grave

1. serious or solemn; sober: a grave person; grave thoughts.
2. weighty, momentous, or important: grave responsibilities.
3. threatening a seriously bad outcome or involving serious issues; critical: a grave situation; a grave illness.

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Grotesque

1. odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.

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Hollow

5. without real or significant worth; meaningless: a hollow victory.
6. insincere or false: hollow compliments.

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Homespun

3. plain; unpolished; unsophisticated; simple; rustic: homespun humor.

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Humble

1. not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful.

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Informative

1. giving information instructive: an informative book.

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Inquisitive

1. given to inquiry research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious: an inquisitive mind.

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Matter of fact

1. adhering strictly to fact; not imaginative; prosaic; dry; commonplace: a matter-of-fact account of the political rally.
2. direct or unemotional; straightforward; down-to-earth.

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Melancholy

1. a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression.
2. sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness.

adjective
1. affected with, characterized by, or showing melancholy; mournful; depressed: a melancholy mood.

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Moralistic


adj.
1. Characterized by or displaying a concern with morality.
2. Marked by a narrow-minded morality.

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Nostalgic

1.
a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.
2.
something that elicits or displays nostalgia.

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Numb

3.
incapable of action or of feeling emotion; enervated; prostrate: numb with grief.
4.
lacking or deficient in emotion or feeling; indifferent: She was numb to their pleas for mercy.

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Ominous

ominous - threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

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Poignant

1.
keenly distressing to the feelings: poignant regret.
2.
keen or strong in mental appeal: a subject of poignant interest.
3.
affecting or moving the emotions: a poignant scene.

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Quizzical

1.odd, queer, or comical.
2.questioning or puzzled: a quizzical expression on her face.
3.derisively questioning, ridiculing, or chaffing.

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Remorseful

1.
deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction.

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Sober

3.
quiet or sedate in demeanor, as persons.
4.
marked by seriousness, gravity, solemnity, etc., as of demeanor, speech, etc.: a sober occasion.
5.
subdued in tone, as color; not gay or showy, as clothes.
6.
free from excess, extravagance, or exaggeration: sober facts.
7.
showing self-control: sober restraint.
8.
sane or rational: a sober solution to the problem.

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Somber

3.
gloomy, depressing, or dismal: a somber mood.
4.
extremely serious; grave: a somber expression on his face.

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Urgent

2.
insistent or earnest in solicitation; importunate, as a person: an urgent pleader.
3.
expressed with insistence, as requests or appeals: an urgent tone of voice.

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Vexed

1.
irritated; annoyed: vexed at the slow salesclerks.
2.
much discussed or disputed: a vexed question.

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Vulgar

1.
characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste: vulgar ostentation.
2.
indecent; obscene; lewd: a vulgar work; a vulgar gesture.
3.
crude; coarse; unrefined: a vulgar peasant.