EMOTION THESAURUS

DISGUST



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The inner landscape of your characters (especially your protagonist) is the lifeblood that runs through your story. Emotions, and how they're expressed, are tied deeply to a character’s personality and which positive traits and negative traits will manifest. To bring your readers in deeper through shared experience, consider filtering the setting descriptions through your character’s emotions while also exploring important colors, textures, and shapes through his or her senses.
DEFINITION:
An aversion, usually to something distasteful; revulsion

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A curling lip
An open mouth, the tongue pushing slightly forward
Wrinkling one’s nose
Flinching, recoiling
Swallowing hard
Leaning back
Stroking the throat and grimacing
Turning one’s back to the source
Eyes that appear cold, dead, flat
Refusing to look
Shaking one’s head, muttering
Walking away to regain composure
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM DISGUST:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED DISGUST:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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