Words to Use Instead of Said

Here are dialogue words you can use instead of ‘said’, categorized by the kind of emotion or scenario they convey.

  • Anger: Shouted, bellowed, yelled, snapped, cautioned, rebuked.
  • Affection: Consoled, comforted, reassured, admired, soothed.
  • Excitement: Shouted, yelled, babbled, gushed, exclaimed.
  • Fear: Whispered, stuttered, stammered, gasped, urged, hissed, babbled, blurted.
  • Determination: Declared, insisted, maintained, commanded.
  • Happiness: Sighed, murmured, gushed, laughed.
  • Sadness: Cried, mumbled, sobbed, sighed, lamented.
  • Conflict: Jabbed, sneered, rebuked, hissed, scolded, demanded, threatened, insinuated, spat, glowered.
  • Making up: Apologised, relented, agreed, reassured, placated, agreed, assented.
  • Amusement: Teased, joked, laughed, chuckled, chortled, sniggered, tittered, guffawed, giggled, roared.
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