10 Rarely-Used Emotions You May Have Felt but Didn’t Know It

The English language is filled with wonderful compound and metaphorical words like “slaphappy” and “scatterbrained” to describe emotions. The right emotional term can visually describe just precisely how you are feeling. You’ve probably heard people use words like “birdbrained” when they feel like they did something dumb or “bamboozled” when they feel like they just got duped. Here’s a list of 15 more great (and real!) emotional words you’ve probably felt but haven’t used. We should totally be using these more often!

Hornswoggled
Meaning: 
Getting tricked into believing or doing something.
Using it: 
I thought trading my snowboard for a fridge full of Pilsner was good a trade. When I realized the  bottles were filled with dirt, I felt completely hornswoggled. 

Hornswoggled

 

Bumfuzzled
Meaning: 
Utterly confused.
Using it: 
He was bumfuzzled when she told him it all stemmed back to his halitosis. “But I brushed last week,” he said to her, pleadingly.

Bumfuzzled

 

Troglodytic
Meaning:
Intentionally lonely as a troglodyte, a person who lived all by him or herself in a cave.
Using it: 
After my crazy workday, I prefer a troglodytic evening. So what if they call me a hermit? Origami in solitude soothes me.

Troglodytic

 

Flimflammed
Meaning: 
Completely duped.
Using it: 
By the time I realized that my college wasn’t accredited, all I could do was feel flimflammed. And broke.

flimflammed

 

Bubbleheaded
Meaning: 
Stupid or doltish. 
Using it:
The moment I realized I forgot to wear pants to work was the moment I truly felt bubbleheaded.

Bubbleheaded

 

Punch-Drunk
Meaning: 
Dazed and stupefied, as if just having taken several blows to the head.
Using it: 
Being dumped for the third time in three straight weeks left him punch-drunk. Introspection was on the horizon.

punchdrunk

 

Blithesome
Meaning: 
Cheerful and merry. 
Using it:
Stealing bubbles from kids so that I can enjoy them for myself makes me feel simply blithesome.

Blithesome

 

Harum-scarum
Meaning:
Reckless, disorganized, and out of control.
Using it: I always feel so uptight at work, so I prefer to live harum-scarum on the weekends.

Harumscarum

 

Green-eyed
Meaning: 
Jealous and distrustful.
Using it: 
Green-eyed after the Miami Heat won again, he determined he would do anything it takes to be back in the spotlight.

Green-eyed

 

Frolicsome
Meaning: 
Playful and full of fun.
Using it: 
For whatever reason, every time our boss brings out those big white balloons, we transform from absolutely mundane to completely frolicsome.

Frolicsome

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