Blubbering: Unattractive, loud crying. Characterized by mutters, truncated, erratic breathing, clinched facial expressions and hunched posture.
Hyperventilate-Crying: Forceful crying causing heavy breathing, resulting in the inability to speak or produce sounds even resembling words.
Scream-Crying: Violent crying accompanied with bouts of yelling or sometimes shrieking. May also include slapping, punching or other physical expressions of distress.
Silent Tears: Soft, inaudible crying that does not draw attention; May manifest only in a single tear rolling down one’s cheek.
Sobbing: Heavy crying with a large volume tears flowing steadily; Generally audible but not inappropriately loud.
Sniveling: Audible, but soft crying, also prone to muttering and erratic breathing; May also show signs of drool or mucus.
Weeping: A gentler version of sobbing; Involves soft, steady stream of tears with some times lightly audible signs of distress.
Whimpering: Soft crying usually including few or no tears at all; Often incorporates muttering and/or high-pitched sighs.
GREEK WORDS FOR LOVE
There are a few Greek words for love, as the Greek language distinguishes how the word is used. Ancient Greek has four distinct words for love: agápe, éros, philía, and storgē. However, as with other languages, it has been historically difficult to separate the meanings of these words. Nonetheless, the senses in which these words were generally used are given below:
• Agápe (ἀγάπη agápē) means “love,” such as in the term s’agapo (Σ’αγαπώ), which means “I love you.” In Ancient Greek, it often refers to a general affection or deeper sense of “true love” rather than the attraction suggested by “eros.” Agape is used in the biblical passage known as the “love chapter,” 1 Corinthians 13, and is described there and throughout the New Testament as sacrificial love. Agape is also used in ancient texts to denote feelings for one’s children and the feelings for a spouse, and it was also used to refer to a love feast. It can also be described as the feeling of being content or holding one in high regard. Agape was used by Christians to express the unconditional love of God.
• Éros (ἔρως érōs) is passionate love, with sensual desire and longing. The Modern Greek word “erotas” means “intimate love;” however, eros does not have to be sexual in nature. Eros can be interpreted as a love for someone whom you love more than the philia, love of friendship. It can also apply to dating relationships as well as marriage. Plato refined his own definition: Although eros is initially felt for a person, with contemplation it becomes an appreciation of the beauty within that person, or even becomes appreciation of beauty itself. Plato does not talk of physical attraction as a necessary part of love, hence the use of the word platonic to mean, “without physical attraction.” In the Symposium, the most famous ancient work on the subject, Plato has Socrates argue that eros helps the soul recall knowledge of beauty, and contributes to an understanding of spiritual truth, the ideal “Form” of youthful beauty that leads us humans to feel erotic desire — thus suggesting that even that sensually-based love aspires to the non-corporeal, spiritual plane of existence; that is, finding its truth, just like finding any truth, leads to transcendence. Lovers and philosophers are all inspired to seek truth through the means of eros.
• Philia (φιλία philía) means affectionate regard or friendship in both ancient and modern Greek. It is a dispassionate virtuous love, a concept developed by Aristotle. It includes loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality and familiarity. In ancient texts, philos denoted a general type of love, used for love between family, between friends, a desire or enjoyment of an activity, as well as between lovers.
• Storge (στοργή storgē) means “affection” in ancient and modern Greek. It is natural affection, like that felt by parents for offspring. Rarely used in ancient works, and then almost exclusively as a descriptor of relationships within the family. It is also known to express mere acceptance or putting up with situations, as in “loving” the tyrant.
ellisabelle asked: Hey ^^ Could I request a world list of adjectives for ‘To Ask’?
Disclaimer: I will agree to provide examples if you will all agree to acknowledge that I am laying it on a bit thick here and maybe even taking a few liberties in order to drive my points home. Okay? Okay.
This is the most vanilla, accepted dialogue tag for asking a question. Many writers assert that “said” and “ask” are basically invisible to readers, or that they make good full stops (periods) for dialogue. If you agree with those writers, go with “ask”. If not, proceed!“Once we get there, we can find a motel,” Tina said, tapping the map with the eraser of her pencil.
Jason turned the map toward himself. “Get where?” he asked.
I find very little about money to be interesting, other than counting my own, but I’ve noted that there’s a rich fund of slang terms for money that can help enliven both casual and more serious content about currency and finance. Here’s a roster of slang synonyms in plural form for words for US currency in particular, many of which are useful for playful references to money or as options for evoking a historical period in fiction by using contemporary idiom:
A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be “a pithy expression of wisdom or truth”.
There are a number of specific types of saying:
Adage – An aphorism that has gained credibility by virtue of long use.
Aphorism – A concise definition, notably memorable.
Apophthegm – “…an edgy, more cynical aphorism; such as, ‘Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.’”
Bromide – A phrase or platitude that, having been employed excessively, suggests insincerity or a lack of originality in the speaker employing it.
Cliché – An overly commonplace, hackneyed or trite saying.
Epigram – A poetic form of comment on a particular idea, occurrence, or person.
Epithet – A descriptive word or phrase that has become a popular formulation.
Gnome – (Greek: gnome, from gignoskein, to know) A type of saying, especially an aphorism or a maxim, that is designed to provide instruction in a compact form.
Idiom – “…an expression whose meaning can’t be derived simply by hearing it, such as ‘Kick the bucket.’”
Mantra – A religious or mystical syllable or poetic phrase.
Maxim – A principle or rule. A maxim is a wise saying, especially one intended to advise or recommend a course of conduct. In comparison to its approximate synonyms: saying, adage, saw, motto, epigram, proverb, aphorism, the term maxim stresses the succinct formulation of an ultimate truth, a fundamental principle, or a rule of conduct. The word derives from the Latin word maximus, “greatest”, via an expression maxima propositio, “greatest premise”.
Motto – A concise expression of motivation used by a group or individual.
Platitude – A flat, insipid, trite, or weak remark.
Proverb – An expression of practical truth or wisdom.
Quip – A witty or funny observation.
Saw – A saying that is commonplace, longstanding and occasionally trite.
Witticism – A smart saying, notable for its form or style rather than its content.
Anonymous asked: I’m trying to write about a concept, in this part of my story. When something that’s new is made to look old or weathered. (I.E: If you buy brand new jeans with fade marks and rips.) Is there a word for that?
Here’s a list of a few words that mean “to make something appear older”:
We think the two best options for you from that list might be age, distress, and weather.
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Anonymous asked: do you know about any complicated/long words for being angry?
Here are some links that I think will help:
Make sure to look up any words you don’t recognize before you use them in your writing!
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