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A Handy Lookup Reference for the many Gemstone Tones, compiled and sorted by Seomanthe Bartley-Olberath. Some tones in the tables below are duplicated in multiple columns in cases where they fall into more than one category.

To use these tones, use the following syntax:

 ":tone =verb ::target Hello there!
 ":happy =shout ::reader Hello there!
    Speaking happily to you, Seomanthe shouts, "Hello there!"

Tones by Tone

Sound
austere
clear
deep
faint
feeble
hearty
hoarse
husky
indistinct
laughing
loud
melodic
monotone
nasal
quiet
raspy
rough
shrill
slow
soft
squeaky
thick
throaty
thunderous
Manner
aggressive
animated
apocryphal
assertive
astounded
audacious
austere
baffling
belated
bewildering
breathless
breezy
brief
broad
charming
clueless
coaxing
complacent
confidential
confiding
deliberate
delirious
determined
diabolical
diligent
disinterested
drunken
dumbfounded
enticing
erudite
express
fascinated
feeble
firm
flat
formal
furtive
fussy
generous
glib
grandiose
grateful
helpful
helpless
honest
hopeful
hurried
impassive
imploring
ingratiating
innocent
insipid
intoxicated
laborious
lame
lewd
light
lofty
longing
measured
meek
mendacious
modest
musing
mysterious
neutral
nonchalant
obsequious
offhanded
passive
patient
pensive
perfunctory
perspicacious
persuasive
pious
pitying
placating
placid
plain
plaintive
pleading
pleasant
pointed
polite
pompous
pragmatic
prayerful
prim
prompt
quick
rapt
reasonable
resentful
resigned
reticent
reverent
rhetorical
sagacious
sage
sardonic
seductive
serene
shameless
shrewd
silky
simple
sincere
skeptical
sleepy
slow
sly
smarmy
smooth
smug
soothing
speculative
stilted
stoic
stout
strict
stubborn
stupid
sublime
submissive
subtle
sudden
suggestive
surreptitious
squeamish
sycophantic
tenacious
tender
theatrical
thoughtful
trite
truthful
unconvincing
unexpected
urbane
urgent
vague
vigorous
wary
weak
weary
wicked
wishful
wistful
wooden
wry
Happy
happy
agreeable
amiable
amused
appreciative
approving
ardent
breezy
bright
cheeky
cheerful
comical
contented
delighted
devilish
devoted
dreamy
droll
eager
ecstatic
fond
generous
gleeful
impish
ironic
irreverent
jovial
jubilant
laughing
merry
optimistic
pawky
perky
playful
pleased
proud
rejoicing
relieved
satirical
sublime
triumphant
whimsical
witty
Unhappy
unhappy
accusing
agonizing
annoying
apathetic
apprehensive
ashamed
avaricious
begrudging
bleak
cantankerous
compulsive
conflicted
cranky
defeated
dejected
depressed
desperate
despondent
disappointed
disapproving
disconsolate
dispirited
dull
fearful
forlorn
frightened
gloomy
glum
grumpy
guilty
heartbroken
heavy
helpless
hollow
hopeless
horrified
inconsolable
jealous
listless
miserable
morose
mournful
offended
painful
pitying
regretful
remorseful
resentful
rueful
sad
shaky
sober
somber
sorrowful
stilted
strained
sullen
squeamish
tearful
tired
toneless
tremulous
vengeful
whining
wounded
Annoyed
annoyed
affronted
argumentative
bitter
brisk
cantankerous
curt
despairing
devilish
disgruntled
disgusted
doleful
exasperated
explicit
express
feisty
fierce
frosty
frustrated
grudging
gruff
guilty
heated
impatient
impertinent
imploring
indignant
irritated
jealous
offended
outraged
peeved
peevish
piqued
pitiless
reproachful
reproving
resentful
satirical
sharp
short
snotty
sour
stern
stiff
strained
sulky
tart
testy
tight
uncouth
unhelpful
warning
withering
wounded
Rude/Impolite
rude
abrupt
absent
acerbic
acrid
aggresive
airy
aloof
apathetic
arch
arrogant
audacious
baffling
belligerent
biting
blithe
blunt
bossy
brusque
callous
cantankerous
cheeky
clinical
condescending
contemptuous
contentious
crass
crisp
crude
cryptic
derisive
disagreeable
disdainful
dismissive
disparaging
disrespect
distasteful
doleful
flippant
grating
harsh
haughty
heartless
hostile
icy
imperious
impudent
impulsive
indifferent
insincere
insolent
insulting
ironic
irreverent
knowing
lazy
lewd
lofty
lusty
mocking
nagging
nasty
obnoxious
ominous
outrageous
patronizing
perfunctory
pedantic
pitiless
pompous
reproving
sarcastic
sassy
scathing
scornful
severe
shameless
short
snide
snobbish
snotty
spurious
sulky
terse
trite
uncouth
ungracious
unhelpful
venomous
voracious
withering
Angry
angry
acid
affronted
assertive
aggresive
caustic
cold
contentious
cool
cross
cruel
dark
defiant
diabolical
dire
disagreeable
express
fierce
frightened
furious
hateful
heartless
heated
horrified
hostile
impudent
impulsive
insulting
intimidating
malevolent
menacing
nasty
ominous
outraged
outrageous
petulant
pitiless
reproving
resentful
savage
severe
short
spiteful
spurious
terse
threatening
tight
uncouth
vengeful
venomous
vexed
vicious
warning
waspish
withering
Friendly/Polite
polite
admiring
adoring
affable
affectionate
agreeable
amiable
amicable
apologetic
ardent
breezy
charming
cheeky
comforting
concerned
consoling
contrite
conversational
coy
delicate
diffident
encouraging
flirtatious
gentle
indulgent
informal
irreverent
joking
kind
loving
magnanimous
mild
mischievous
modest
optimistic
pawky
pitying
placid
reassuring
respectful
sage
sweet
sympathetic
teasing
understanding
warm
Uncomfortable
uncomfortable
abashed
affronted
apathetic
ashamed
awkward
bashful
bleary
cagey
careful
cautious
compulsive
dazed
defensive
dejected
despairing
dire
disconcerted
doleful
embarrassed
feeble
flustered
furtive
guarded
guilty
heartbroken
horrified
insipid
nagging
nervous
painful
pensive
pitying
reluctant
reticent
sheepish
shy
speechless
stilted
strained
suspicious
squeamish
tense
tentative
toneless
tremulous
unconvincing
uneasy
Baffled/Worried
baffled
worried
abashed
anxious
ashamed
astounded
befuddled
bemused
bewildered
bleak
bleary
cagey
clueless
conflicted
confused
curious
delirious
disbelieving
disconcerted
disoriented
distant
distracted
doubtful
dubious
dumbfounded
evasive
flustered
fretful
furtive
guarded
guilty
halting
hasty
helpless
hesitant
horrified
incredulous
inquisitive
interested
nonplussed
oblivious
perplexed
puzzled
querulous
speechless
stilted
tenacious
timid
tremulous
uncertain
wondering
Serious
serious
adamant
assertive
austere
authoritative
bland
bleak
bold
calm
candid
casual
clinical
commanding
confident
confidential
decided
decisive
decorous
defeated
deliberate
demure
determined
devoted
didactic
diligent
diplomatic
dry
earnest
emotional
erudite
even
expectant
explicit
express
forceful
frank
gracious
grave
grim
honest
humble
impassive
insistent
laconic
measured
meditative
musing
philosophical
pompous
reasoned
reflective
resolute
reticent
shrewd
sober
solemn
steady
strident
truthful
urbane
Excited/Bored
excited
bored
animated
ardent
astounded
authoritative
avid
boring
brash
delirious
depressed
devilish
dramatic
emphatic
fervent
frantic
fussy
greedy
hysterical
idle
laughing
lazy
lusty
noncommittal
passionate
passive
perfunctory
rapt
speculative
surprised
tenacious
unexpected
vehement
vociferous
voracious

Speech Verbs

Soothe/Comment
admit
allow
apologize
assure
attest
cautions
comment
confess
confide
confirm
console
deadpan
disclose
echo
imply
mention
muse
note
observe
offer
placate
prods
promise
prompt
proposes
recall
reinforce
reiterate
relent
remark
reply
reveal
soothe
state
stress
submit
Sound
bark
bawl
bellow
blubber
blurt
breathe
call
chant
croaks
croon
drawl
echo
exclaim
gasps
growl
grunt
hiss
holler
hum
intone
lisp
moan
mouth
murmur
purr
rasp
read
recites
roar
scream
screech
shout
shriek
singsong
slur
snarl
squeak
stammer
stutter
wheeze
whisper aloud
yammer
yells
yelp
Polite
acknowledge
acquiesce
add
admit
advise
affirms
agree
answer
apologize
approve
attempt
attest
compliment
concede
demur
deter
elaborates
encourages
flatter
greet
hint
introduce
praise
promise
prompt
proposes
quibble
reassure
say
soothe
Rude/Impolite
admonish
argue
bark
bemoan
blusters
biteout
brag
cackle
cluck
condescend
counter
criticize
critique
curse
deny
dismiss
distract
drone
gloat
goad
grate
gripe
grouse
grumble
hushes
interject
interrogate
interrupt
lambaste
malicious
mocks
mutter
nag
press
prods
quarrel
rebuke
reproach
retort
scoffs
singsong
snap
sneer
snickers
sputter
swear
taunt
tease
Angry
accuse
biteout
biting
blusters
chide
condescend
counter
criticize
curse
denounce
echo
glower
grate
groan
grumble
interrogate
lambaste
malicious
mutter
nag
quarrel
rebuke
scoffs
scold
seethe
spit
sputter
squeak
swear
threaten
warn
yells
Happy/Amused
approve
babble
brag
cackle
cheer
chirps
compliment
coo
deadpan
droll
enchanted
enthuse
fuss
gush
jest
joke
laugh
marvel
mocks
quip
ramble
reassure
rejoice
sigh
simper
singsong
snickers
Confused/Querulous
agonize
ask
babble
beseech
blather
coax
echo
fret
gasps
guess
hazard
inquire
maunders
mumble
mutter
ponder
protest
query
ramble
rave
request
squeak
sulk
urge
venture
wheedles
wish
worry
yammer
yelp
Excited/Interested
babble
blather
boast
brag
chirps
coo
conspire
crow
cry
deny
echo
encourages
enchanted
enthuse
fascinated
fuss
gasps
gush
marvel
profess
ramble
rave
rejoice
simper
speculate
urge
vow
wish
wonder
yammer
Sad/Demoralized
admit
agonize
attempt
bawl
beg
bemoan
beseech
blubber
complain
deny
echo
fret
gripe
groan
grouse
grovel
grumble
implore
insist
lament
mutter
opine
plead
pout
protest
sigh
sob
sulk
wail
wheedles
whimper
whine
worry
Academic/Sermonic
affirms
announce
argue
assert
assure
begin
cautions
clarify
coax
conclude
confess
confirm
console
contend
continue
correct
counter
declaim
declare
disagree
disclose
dissuade
drone
drone
elaborates
emphasize
explain
grant
hazard
inform
instruct
intimate
lecture
maunders
observe
orate
persuade
pontificate
posit
pray
preach
proclaim
proposes
quote
reason
rebut
recall
recites
regale
rehearse
reinforce
reiterate
remind
repeat
respond
retort
stipulate
stress
suggest
supply
urge
Debate
affirms
acknowledge
allow
argue
assert
attest
aver
claim
counter
critique
declare
denounce
deter
disagree
distract
dismiss
elaborates
explain
grant
hint
intimate
maintain
object
orate
persuade
pontificate
posit
pronounce
proposes
quarrel
quibble
reason
rebut
retort
stress
submit
Militaristic
bite out
challenge
command
demand
direct
interrogate
order
report
reprimand
swear
warn