WORD LISTS

Words inspired by "Inside Out"

June 1, 2015
Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out" takes the viewer inside the head of Riley, an 11-year old girl whose emotions are personified by five characters: Joy, Fear, Disgust, Sadness and Anger. In this this list, we have provided 4 synonyms for each of these five emotions, which illuminate the concepts and enhance expressive power by expanding on the broad cover terms used in the film. Here are 20 vocabulary words inspired by "Inside Out."
delight
“Her face was beaming, she had such a good time there. “ Delight is a great way to learn.”
—New York Times May 30, 2015
glee
If you’re in need of a little more glee, here are six research-backed “better mood foods” to build into your eating repertoire.
—Time May 9, 2015
exhilaration
I hope my emotive language portrays my absolute exhilaration which I am feeling at this point in time, because I am really, really, really, pleased!
—BBC Jan 15, 2015
exuberance
“I’m hoping to reignite that sense of exuberance – that sense of joy through expression.”
—New York Times Mar 12, 2015
dread
By making each shopping trip more pleasant, you’re also less likely to dread shopping in the future.
—Forbes Jun 1, 2015
horror
Instead, he wanted to ban what he called “sleepy-time nightmares,” radio shows that excited children with scenes of horror, bloodshed, or suspense.
—Salon May 31, 2015
alarm
Neighborhoods on the west side of Wharton were evacuated as the waters of the Colorado River rose to alarming heights.
—US News May 30, 2015
trepidation
Every big change in my life was full of trepidation.
—New York Times Apr 29, 2015
revulsion
“Words can scarcely express our revulsion at this horrifying act of violence,” he declared.
—Time May 16, 2015
aversion
We talk ourselves out of making changes or even contemplating changes, because of our aversion to change.
—Forbes Mar 22, 2015
distaste
Lately he’s been been vocal about his distaste for online gambling and desire for the federal government to ban it.
—Washington Times Oct 1, 2014
loathing
Almond's book, "Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto," is an extended essay on why his football fandom has evolved into loathing for the sport.
—Los Angeles Times Aug 29, 2014
sorrow
Living means we will inevitably experience sorrow and disappointment.
—Time May 22, 2015
despair
“Some days, I thought that I was making a little progress, but on other days, I bordered on despair.”
—Washington Times May 31, 2015
melancholy
Lincoln’s longtime law partner William Herndon observed about Lincoln, “Gloom and sadness were his predominant state,” and “His melancholy dripped from him as he walked.”
—Salon Jan 21, 2015
woe
The money saved won’t solve all our financial woes, but it will solve some—and could save lives doing so.
—Time May 22, 2015
rage
When I examine my rage at those for whom summertime living is easy, a lot of it is based on jealousy.
—The Guardian May 29, 2015
fury
I’m sure you can recognize the tone of my frustration and I summed up my moment of fury as follows...
—Forbes Mar 31, 2015
wrath
Yet we continue to expend our emotional and political wrath on topics that are forgotten to the annals of history within a week.
—Washington Times Apr 27, 2015
ire
He was suddenly their worst enemy and the focal point of their ire.
—New York Times Apr 30, 2015

Rate this wordlist:

Join the conversation

Comments from our users:

Thursday June 25th 2015, 4:29 AM
Comment by: yamini K. (India)
The words are easy but during the practice session there are many alternative words which is difficult to be pointed out,
so I suggest when some of the most used alternative words are given along with the list would do much better.
Wednesday November 18th 2015, 7:11 PM
Comment by: Chris S. :)
i agree yamini :)
Friday December 4th 2015, 10:28 AM
Comment by: Nielsen L. (NY)
I couldn't agree more
Tuesday December 15th 2015, 9:55 AM
Comment by: Lavontay H. (GA)
its easy
Wednesday January 6th 2016, 6:55 PM
Comment by: Naomi (NY)
I completed this list rather quickly.
Tuesday January 26th 2016, 4:12 PM
Comment by: MEGAN G. (OH)
Yeah the words are hard but after you get used to the words its easier
Tuesday February 9th 2016, 2:15 PM
Comment by: walidroom9#PUSHEEN
This list is really easy, but like yamini K. said, the words are alternative and are hard to be pointed out the easily.
Saturday March 12th 2016, 3:00 PM
Comment by: Catherine K. (OR)
I LOVE INSIDE OUT so this sould be easy plus I'm 12 what could happen;)
Monday April 11th 2016, 10:56 AM
Comment by: WordWorm (NJ)
Its like better to worse
Tuesday April 19th 2016, 2:03 PM
Comment by: Logan V. (IL)
like it
Sunday May 8th 2016, 4:53 PM
Comment by: Kassidy (VA)
BEST. LIST. EVER. It got me a level up to brainiac
Tuesday May 31st 2016, 3:06 PM
Comment by: ANABELLA M. (CA)
peeps my friend hates my instagram pics of my i dont know why peeps
Tuesday May 31st 2016, 3:11 PM
Comment by: Starpuppyhorn (CA)
what is with these non topic comments about this. This is also too easy
Wednesday June 1st 2016, 2:52 PM
Comment by: Awesome David 645 (CA)
the percentage takes so long to change like every 15 questions am i right

Do you have a comment?

Share it with the Visual Thesaurus community.

Your comments:

Sign in to post a comment!

We're sorry, you must be a subscriber to comment.

Click here to subscribe today.

Already a subscriber? Click here to login.

Create a new Word List