Your character frowns… a lot. You know that’s not the only word you could use when you want to describe them as angry or upset, right?
Of course it’s not!
Here is a whole bunch of other words you could use and if you want something positive to describe them instead, check out these 12 Handy Positive Words to Describe Facial Expressions.
- agonized – in pain (physical or psychological), tormented
- bleak – a grim, hopeless expression
- brooding – looking as if you are thinking and worrying about something; anxious, gloomy
- cheerless – sad, disappointed
- dejected – gloomy, depressed
- despondent – low-spirited, hopeless
- doleful – sad, mournful, sorrowful
- downcast – when a character’s gaze isdownwards because they feel sad and/or embarrassed
- glowering – angry, annoyed
- grave – looking sad and serious
- haunted – a character appearshaunted when they are frightened and/or worried
- pained – a pained expression would show on your character’s face when they are reallyunhappy
- peeved – your character will look peeved when someone/something irritated them
- sardonic – mocking; a sardonic expression shows a lack of respect for the other characters or what they are doing/saying
- sullen – unhappy and often without the desire to socialize
- wan – reallysad
- wolfish – if a character has a wolfish look, they might want tohurt someone or trick them into a sexual encounter, or to cheat them out of their money; think of a rapacious person, who is prepared to get they want at the expense of others and maybe even taking pleasure in tricking others
Some of the other lists I plan to post:
- neutral facial expressions
- facial expressions while flirting/seducing a character
Do you know any other words that fit into this list?
Share them in the comments and I’ll add them to the post and give you credit!
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