115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (2024)

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Or maybe you want to avoid awkward texts like this:

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Look no further. In this emoji guide, you will learn:

  • The essential list of emojis to copy & paste
  • List of trending emojis
  • 215 emojis and their meanings
  • How to use emojis to get your flirt on
  • Bonus emojis you’ve (probably) never seen before

Let’s dive in!

The Short Science of Emojis

Emojis are AMAZING. They’re the easiest way to inject emotion into your everyday texts.

In a nutshell, people use emojis to:

  • express themselves
  • promote interaction
  • establish an emotional tone
  • add warmth to communication (Our founder, Vanessa Van Edwards, explains why warmth is essential to communication in her bestselling book Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication.)

But do emojis work? Science2https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02221/full proves that, yes, emojis do work. And they’re powerful. Studies show that customers who used emojis were more personable, and emojis with faces were more influential than faceless emojis (a smiley emoji vs. a heart, for example).

Emojis influence our emotions, build better relationships, and help us learn.

Whether you’re upping your emoji game for Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, or texts, let’s uncover all the best emoji meanings!

Current Most Popular Emojis

Here are today’s nine most popular emojis, according to Emojipedia.

❤️ Love Emoji

“I love you, basically.”

The Red Heart is used to show Love and affection for romantic partners, family, friends, objects, group meetups, your dog, your cat… Wow, I can go on forever.

That’s because the Red Heart is the vanilla ice cream of heart emojis.

It’s basic but gets the job done.

Best for: If you can’t think of anything else to send but want to show affection.

Bad for: Eh, not much. It’s hard to go wrong with vanilla.

✅ Yes, Correct Emoji

“Nailed it. End of story.”

When the checkmark hits the chat, it’s like the mic drop of agreement or completion. There was no need for further chatter because whatever was in the air was now firmly grounded in the land of “Done and Dusted.”

The ✅ is the silent but powerful nod of the digital world. It’s like a green light on a drag race to Getting-Things-Done-ville. Use it when you’re too busy basking in the glory of your achievements to type out a response.

Best for Giving the green light on a friend’s questionable fashion choice because confidence is key!

Bad for: Letting someone down gently. “Is it over between us? ✅” is not the way to go.

🔥 Fire Emoji

“That new Bieber song is 🔥”

Whether it’s the latest drop from Drake or the spiciest meme fresh out of the internet oven, the 🔥 emoji is your go-to digital kindling. It’s not just hot; it’s a five-alarm inferno of trendiness and hype.

Think of it as the social media world’s standing ovation. It says, “This is so hot, it’s burning a hole through my screen!” Use it to add a little flare to your posts or when words alone can’t convey the sheer hotness of the content.

Best for: That friend who just posted a selfie looking like a snack or giving props to comment so witty it deserves its own stand-up special.

Bad for: Discussing anything actually on fire.

🫶 Heart Hands Emoji

“Sending you all my love.”

When a plain old heart emoji won’t cut it, and you need to show Love with a bit of flair, whip out the 🫶. It’s like sending a hug, a high-five, and a heart all in one. This emoji is the digital equivalent of those heart-shaped hand gestures people make when words are not enough to express their feelings.

This emoji screams, “I care!” with hands involved, it’s like you’re putting extra effort into showing it. Use it to double down on those warm fuzzy feelings or when you want to send virtual support that feels like a cozy blanket.

Best for: Offering virtual support to a pal feeling down and out.

Bad for: When you’re trying to appear detached and cool. Hearts hands are anything but aloof.

✨ Sparkle Emoji

“Sprinkle a little fairy dust on it!”

This little glimmer is the digital pixie dust for any message. When something is so fresh and clean, or when your friend’s latest selfie gives off strong main-character energy, hit them with a ✨. It’s like clapping for Tinkerbell. You’re not just noticing the magic; you’re applauding it.

Best for: Jazzing up a “good morning” text to immediately make someone’s day sparkle.

Bad for: When discussing anything lackluster or mundane. “Just paid my taxes ✨” doesn’t quite match the vibe.

😊 Smiling Eyes Emoji

“When the smile reaches the eyes, you know it’s genuine.”

With its cheerful expression and blushing cheeks, this smiley face exudes warmth and genuine happiness. It’s the digital manifestation of a smile that’s all in the eyes—the kind that tells you someone is smiling for real. Use this to show your contentment or when you feel blessed and want to spread those good vibes. It’s the emoji equivalent of a warm hug or a friendly pat on the back.

Best for: Adding a touch of warmth to your “thank you” or “you’re welcome” messages.

Bad for: Replying to serious or sad news, where it could seem dismissive of the gravity of the situation.

💀 Skull Emoji

“When Simon Cowell got her hopes up and then smashed her dreams 💀”

This emoji isn’t just for Halloween or talking about your favorite horror flick—it’s evolved to express figurative death, like when you hear a joke so brutal it “slays” you or a roast so fierce it’s deadly. Whip this out when you want to let someone know they’ve just said something hilariously savage or when you’ve been left in metaphorical stitches by a meme.

Best for: Sharing a moment of schadenfreude when someone’s epic fails is too funny.

Bad for: Serious situations where actual loss or danger is involved—it could be seen as insensitive.

⭐ Star Emoji

“Baby, you’re a star!”

This emoji is the digital equivalent of giving someone a gold star. It’s perfect for showing appreciation for top-notch work or achievements. Whether you’re rating your latest Uber ride or telling a friend they’re awesome, the star emoji adds a sprinkle of kudos and positivity.

Best for: Celebrating someone’s success or a job well done.

Bad for: Situations where criticism or negative feedback is required—nobody wants to see a star when they’ve flopped.

😂 Crying Laughing Emoji

“This is slightly amusing, so I’ll send this emoji. But I’m probably not laughing.”

Have you ever sent a bad joke or pic to a friend and got this single emoji as a response? It’s nice the first time you get it. But then it turns into sleepless nights. Sleepless nights spent wondering if your friend found your text funny.

But deep down inside, you have a gut feeling they didn’t laugh.

Because this emoji is all based on lies and deceit.

Dramatic? Yes.

True? Sadly so.

Best for: Text convos that aren’t funny or are slightly amusing at best.

Bad for: Expressing genuine laughter.

Happy and Positive Emojis

Here are some emojis that will add sparkle and sunshine to your day.

🙂 Smiling Emoji

“I’m happy for you! Sort of.”

This is the type of emoji you might get when you tell your jealous coworker about your new promotion.

Is she being genuine? Or does she secretly want to stab you in the back?

You may never know until it’s too late.

Best for: Light compliments or appearing interested but not.

Bad for: Sarcasm. It just doesn’t work: “I’m going to stab you in the back. 🙂 Haha. Hahaha.”

😃 Grinning Face Emoji

“I’m happy for you! Really!”

Are you genuinely happy and want to show it? This is the emoji for you!

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Best for: Genuine compliments, congratulating friends, showing excitement.

Bad for: Admitting you’re cheating on your partner, reacting to celebrity death news, or anything that requires you to be sad.

😁 Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji

“I’m happy and don’t care what anyone else thinks!”

This is the perfect emoji to send a text like “Guess what I’m bringing to the office party tomorrow? Fruitcake! 😁”

Keep staying awesome.

Best for: When you’re happy but don’t know if the other person feels the same. Not like you care, anyway.

Bad for: Corny pickup jokes.

😁 Beaming Face With Smiling Eyes Emoji

“When you find a twenty dollar bill in the bottom of your backpack.”

Eyes crinkled with delight and a grin so big you can see molars; this emoji is for peak moments of joy or those grins that say, “I did it!”

Best for: When you’ve just got your paycheck.

Bad for: Responding to a “We need to talk” text.

😆 Grinning Squinting Face Emoji

“When you’re laughing but also trying to see the menu in a dimly lit restaurant.”

This is the belly laugh of emojis. It’s for when something is so hilarious that you’re not just crying; you’re practically blind from laughter. This is the modern version of XD.

Best for: Responding to the ultimate dad joke.

Bad for: Any situation that requires a poker face.

😅 Grinning Face with Sweat Emoji

“When you said you could run 5 miles, but you’re winded at 0.5.”

This emoji is for those “Oops, did I do that?” moments. It’s the universal sign: “I’m trying to keep it together, but I’m slightly panicked.”

Best for: After sending a risky text and immediately regretting it.

Bad for: To reassure someone that everything is perfectly fine when it’s not.

😇 Smiling Face With Halo Emoji

“When you swear the diet starts tomorrow.”

The haloed smile says you’re either up to no good or you’ve just done something worthy of sainthood. It’s innocence with a side of mischief or good deeds with a dash of smugness.

Best for: Claiming innocence when someone asks, “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?”

Bad for: To counteract actual bad behavior. “I may have scratched your car 😇” doesn’t quite work.

😋 Face Savoring Food Emoji

“When someone says ‘Don’t touch my fries,’ you’ve already had three.”

This emoji is a virtual drool. It’s for those times when words can’t express the sheer joy of eating or even thinking about something delicious.

Best for: Dropping a hint about where you want to go for dinner.

Bad for: Any conversation about dieting or food allergies.

🤗 Hugging Face Emoji

“When words fail, sometimes you just need a virtual hug.”:

This emoji is the embrace we all need sometimes. It’s perfect when you want to send support, offer congratulations, or when words feel too cold; only a hug will do.

Best for: Consoling a friend who’s had a rough day.

Bad for: Trying to get out of an awkward situation. “I forgot your birthday 🤗” isn’t the same as a gift.

🌞 Sun With Face Emoji

“When you wake up before noon on a weekend.”

This emoji radiates positivity and good vibes. It’s like giving someone a dose of virtual Vitamin D, which is great for brightening someone’s day or celebrating good weather.

Best for: Morning greetings that show you’re up with the sun.

Bad for: When you’re trying to bail on outdoor plans.

💃 Woman Dancing Emoji

“When the beat drops and your inner Beyoncé takes over.”

This emoji is all about letting loose and dancing like nobody’s watching. Whether for a party, a Friday feeling, or just because you aced that presentation, it’s time to shimmy.

Best for Celebrating a personal win with some virtual swagger.

Bad for: In response to someone telling you they have two left feet.

🤠 Cowboy Hat Face Emoji

“When you’re from the city, but ‘Old Town Road’ comes on.”

The cowboy emoji is for those moments when you’re feeling a little bit country, a little bit rock’n’roll, or when you start feeling adventurous like Indiana Jones.

Best for: Any text about going on an adventure or trying something new.

Bad for: When you’re canceling plans. “Can’t make it to your birthday 🤠” just seems insincere.

Humor and Sarcasm Emojis

If you feel like a jokester or a goofball, here’s your go-to list.

🙃 Upside-Down Face Emoji

“WeeEEEeeeEE!”

This emoji conveys a tone of humor, playfulness, sarcasm, and everything silly. Basically, anything you say before the Upside-Down Face Emoji can be taken as not being serious:

  • “I broke the lawnmower. 🙃”
  • “Sure, I made out with your ex. But only once. 🙃”
  • “If you stole my sandwich from the fridge, please return it. Or there will be consequences. 🙃”

Best for: Close friends and those that get your dark, sarcastic humor. April Fools’ Day pranks.

Bad for: Anything related to work.

😛 Face with Tongue Emoji

“When you’re feeling cheeky and you know it.”

The tongue-out emoji is your playful jab in a digital form. It’s the “I’m just teasing!” of the emoji world and perfect for light-hearted ribbing.

Best for: Delivering a gentle tease to an old pal.

Bad for: Any kind of formal apology. “I’m sorry I lost your dog 😛” won’t win you any favors.

😜 Winking Face with Tongue Emoji

“When you make pals with your friend’s parent and start giving her life advice.”

This one’s the rogue of emojis. It’s the wink that says, “I’m kidding… or am I?” It’s a little zanier than the “face with tongue” emoji and perfect for being sassy or flirty with just a dash of “don’t take me seriously.”

Best for: Flirting with a crush who appreciates goofiness.

Bad for: Delivering criticism. Somehow, the wink doesn’t soften the blow.

🤪 Zany Face Emoji

“I’ve had one too many Red Bulls!”:

The cross-eyed, tongue-out look is the digital equivalent of “I’ve lost the plot.” It’s for those moments when normal crazy just won’t cut it.

Best for: Summing up your reaction to the latest viral internet craze.

Bad for: Any serious life advice.

🤣 Rolling on the Floor Laughing Emoji

“This is so funny. I want to convey I’m laughing, but since you couldn’t see how much I laughed, here’s a bunch of emojis instead.”

This is the emoji used by your friends who love to laugh. They’ll send not only one—because that wouldn’t convey the proper amount of laughs, which is many—but a barrage of 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 emojis.

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Best for: Anytime you want to ROFL, replacing “LOL.”

Bad for Formal or polite relationships.

💩 Pile of Poop Emoji

“When your day’s going great, you step in a pile of…popcorn.”

It’s either the silliest way to say “crap” without cursing or a literal take on a crappy situation.

Best for: When life gives you lemons, and you make… this.

Bad for: In your “professional” email sign-off.

🤡 Clown Face Emoji

“Guess who volunteered to work this weekend?”

When you’ve made a questionable life choice and need to own it with some self-deprecating humor.

Best for: Calling yourself out on your silliness or foolishness.

Bad for: Complimenting someone for their generous donation.

Sad or Embarrassed Emojis and Their Meanings

If your heart feels heavy or you need to express some cringe, then you’ll love these emojis.

😞 Sad Emoji

“My head hangs down in sadness.”

You don’t need words to describe this emoji—this sad face says it all. The eyes are downturned, and the mouth hangs in sadness. Whoever you sent this emoji to really did it this time. Or maybe it was your fault.

This is the universal emoji of sadness.

Best for: Apologizing for your mistakes, showing your utmost disappointment.

Bad for: Nothing, you can use this anytime you’re sad.

🥺 Sad Eyes Emoji

“Awww, pwetty pwease?”

While it might look cute, these big eyes show a bit of desperation and hopelessness.

Best for: Convincing your loving hubby to make a late-night stop at Target.

Bad for: Asking someone out on a first date.

😳 Embarrassed Emoji

“Uh… I feel kinda uncomfortable.”

Awkward first dates, forgetting a friend’s birthday, accidentally sending your mom an inappropriate photo—we’ve all been there.

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This is the perfect opportunity to whip out this emoji featuring a pair of deer-in-the-headlights eyes.

Best for: Cringeworthy moments you need to acknowledge.

Bad for: When your boss tells a bad joke over Slack.

😢 Crying Face Emoji

“When you chop onions while listening to Adele.”

This is for the tears that aren’t quite at the breakdown level but are just enough to show you’re touched or gently sorrowed. It’s your go-to for sympathy or mild personal tragedies.

Best for: Expressing empathy towards someone’s minor misfortune.

Bad for: Hearing about a real tragedy. A single tear ain’t gonna cut it.

😥 Disappointed but Relieved Face Emoji

“When you drop your phone, the screen doesn’t crack.”

A sigh of distress and a whisper of gratitude, this emoji walks the fine line between a close call and disappointment. It’s the ‘whew, that was close’ in emoji form where the situation sucks, but it could be much worse.

Best for: When you’ve just averted a minor disaster.

Bad for: Gloating. Your good luck might be someone else’s misfortune.

😭 Loudly Crying Face Emoji

“When your favorite show gets canceled on a cliffhanger.”

This is the mother of all sad emojis. It’s for when the tears are flooding, and words fail to convey the depths of your emotions—grief or tears of joy.

It’s also a favorite of all the drama royalty out there.

Best for: You finally got a job after being unemployed for six months!

Bad for: Mild inconveniences. The line at the coffee shop isn’t THAT tragic.

😓 Downcast Face with Sweat Emoji

“When you’re sweating the small talk at a networking event.”

Not to be confused with physical exertion, this one’s all about the sweat of psychological strain. It’s the “I’m in over my head but still standing” badge.

Best for: When you’re dealing with a difficult or awkward situation.

Bad for: When you’re just hot or working out.

😩 Weary Face Emoji

“When Monday hits, you’re still stuck in Sunday mode.”:

The weary face is your digital scream into the void. It’s when the weight of the world is just a bit too much, and you’re seconds away from melting down.

Best for When you’re walking home from the grocery store in the rain and your paper bag of groceries falls apart.

Bad for: Casual good morning messages. No one wants to start the day with this level of drama.

Fear and Discomfort Emojis

Yikes! Here are some emojis for tense, uncomfortable, or frightening situations.

😬 Grimacing Face Emoji

“I’m tense and don’t know what to say.”

This emoji looks scared, a little tense, and maybe even a bit nervous. This is the default emoji to send if you don’t know what to say, like when an acquaintance starts pouring out their life story about a recent breakup.

However, it can be used in many uncertain contexts. Most likely, some emotions are hidden when someone sends this emoji.

Best for: Tense situations with no apparent exit.

Bad for: Responding to your crush about how you truly feel.

😲 Surprised Emoji

“Ahhh!”

An open mouth and raised eyebrows make this emoji project an inaudible scream to your receiver through their phones.

Useful for surprising, shocking, distasteful, and happy texts.

Best for: A wide variety of situations. Great for responding to texts from friends who have newsworthy stories.

Bad for: Daily mundane topics. “How’s the weather today? 😲” just ain’t gonna cut it.

😱 Shocked Emoji

“AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!”

Oh, heck no! That did NOT just happen. Girl, puh-lease. Shut the front door.

Perfect to use in any situation where you’d pose as The Scream, this emoji is the highest surprise you can express through texting.

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Best for: Finding out your BFF ordered you delivery pizza and that people judge you within 7 seconds.

Bad for: Showing appreciation for your crush after he sends a pic of his six—err… one-pack.

😨 Scared Emoji

“I’m scared but not in immediate danger.”

OK, let’s be honest: Nobody uses this emoji when scared. If you’re REALLY scared, you’ll probably avoid wasting time using emojis. Or skip the texting and go straight to dialing 911.

Nope. This emoji is usually reserved for those drama queen times.

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Best for: Surprising your friends with a 180-degree “Gotcha! I’m not scared but JK-ing” text.

Bad for: Showing genuine fear, like if your reptile-loving friend wanted to bring over her 10-foot-long python to the party.

😵 Dizzy Face Emoji

“When you read the plot twist that blows your mind.”

The emoji that screams, “I can’t even!” It’s perfect for those moments when you’re so overwhelmed, surprised, or disoriented that you practically see stars.

Best for: Showing that you’re knocked off your feet, figuratively speaking.

Bad for: Everyday scenarios. This isn’t your go-to for a mild surprise.

😰 Anxious Face with Sweat Emoji

“When you accidentally send ‘I love you’ to your boss instead of your partner.”

This is the face of “Oh sh*t!… did I just do that?” High anxiety, panic, and that sinking feeling when you’re dreading the outcome—it’s the cold sweat of the emoji world.

Best for: Conveying nerves or a sense of impending doom.

Bad for: Positive stress, like exercise or excitement. This one is all about the worry.

😧 Anguished Face Emoji

“When you realize you left your phone at home an hour into the commute.”

A portrait of distress, this emoji epitomizes that “Oh no, what have I done?” moment. It’s the digital facepalm for when things go south and you feel the pain.

Best for Sharing your dismay or regret over a situation gone wrong.

Bad for: Light-hearted, happy news. This face is too fraught with sorrow.

😲 Astonished Face Emoji

“That moment when you realize you’ve been streaming with your mic off.”

For the shock that words can’t describe. Whether it’s surprise, disbelief, or awe, let this face do the talking.

Best for: Reacting to plot twists, gasping in group chats.

Bad for: Understating anything.

Uncertainty and Confusion Emojis

When you have no idea what’s going on … turn to these emojis!

😕 Confused Emoji

“Uhh, did you seriously just say that?”

Have you ever received an offensive text?

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Maybe they didn’t know you and Jamie were friends. Even if Jamie’s purple blouse clashed horribly with her red skirt… simply respond with “😕” and no more.

This simple, confused face emoji signals hundreds of thoughts without saying a word. Things like:

  • “I’m disappointed in what you said.”
  • “Your text makes me sad.”
  • “How could you say such a thing?”

Best for: Sending a wrong-doer that “old man” look of disapproval. Even if you’re not old. Or a man.

Bad for: Friends and family, people you want to build rapport with.

🤨 Raised Eyebrow Emoji

“When you hear someone say they don’t like pizza.”

A healthy dose of skepticism with a side of “Really, now?” This emoji is the digital equivalent of a single raised eyebrow, perfect for those moments when you’re half intrigued and half dubious.

Best for: Responding to a statement that seems a little off.

Bad for: When you’re genuinely impressed. This isn’t the face of someone who’s just seen a magic trick.

😐️ Neutral Face Emoji

“When asked how you feel about an ‘interesting’ blind date setup.”

The Mona Lisa of emojis—its ambiguity can convey calm, indifference, or a poker face hiding your inner turmoil. It’s the “I have no strong feelings one way or the other” response.

Best for tactfully concealing your honest opinion on a matter.

Bad for: When you’re bursting with any sort of strong emotion.

🤔 Thinking Face Emoji

“When you’re pondering the mysteries of the universe, like what mirrors are made out of.”

The universal sign for “hmm, let me ponder that,” this emoji is great for conveying your deep thought, considering all possibilities, or being confused.

Best for: To show you’re mulling over what someone has said.

Bad for: When you’re trying to convey decisiveness. It screams, ‘I’m still deciding.’

🧐 Face with Monocle Emoji

“When scrutinizing the fine print on a ‘free’ vacation voucher.”

Donning a monocle of digital discernment, this emoji is ideal for channeling your inner detective or examining the details with a hint of posh.

Best for: When you want to add a touch of sophistication to your skepticism.

Bad for: High-energy excitement. It’s more Sherlock Holmes than cheerleader.

🙄 Face with Rolling Eyes Emoji

“When your friend starts another diet, and you know there’s a donut in their future.”

Eye-rolling in text form, this emoji is the non-verbal equivalent of “Here we go again.” Perfect for those moments when sarcasm or exasperation is just too hard to put into words.

Best for: Expressing playful frustration or mock disbelief.

Bad for: Serious or sensitive discussions. It could be seen as dismissive.

🤥 Lying Face Emoji

“When you tell your dentist you floss daily.”

Inspired by Pinocchio, this one is for tall tales and nose-stretching fibs. It’s the emoji you use when being less than truthful or calling out someone else’s fishy story.

Best for: When you suspect someone might not be telling the truth.

Bad for: When you’re trying to build trust. Even if it’s playful, it might raise some eyebrows.

🥴 Woozy Face Emoji

“I feel dizzy after reading your ‘simple’ assembly instructions.”

The face you make when the room’s spinning, and it’s not just from the merry-go-round. It’s the emoji equivalent of “I may need a minute.”

Best for: When you’re overwhelmed or dizzy with confusion.

Bad for: When trying to convince someone, you’re sober.

😔 Pensive Face Emoji

“When you realize your coffee was decaf after drunk it.”

The pensive face is your silent companion in the moments of mild blues or when you’re contemplating the mysteries of the universe, like why we can’t find a matching pair of socks.

Best for: Wondering where things went wrong.

Bad for: Party invitations. It’s a party, not a philosophical debate club.

Annoyance and Frustration Emojis

Sometimes, you feel irritated, chafed, or like you’re about to explode. If that’s the case, turn to some of these emojis to release your anger.

😑 Annoyed Emoji

“All right, I’ve had enough.”

Have you ever watched The Office? This face is the Stanley Hudson of emojis.

Best for giving others a warning before they push your buttons even further. And if you’re on the receiving end? Tread lightly, lest thou face the wrath of a frenemy.

Best for: When your overly-zealous friend sends you yet another political meme.

Bad for: Responding to your mother-in-law’s request to invite herself to your house. Again.

😡 Angry Face Emoji

“I’m getting tired of your $#!*”

OK, you’ve gone and activated full-on Hulk Mode. This emoji spikes usage during presidential election month, relationships on the brink of destruction, and NFL season. Often paired with all-caps letters.

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Best for: Play-fights with your spouse.

Bad for: Actual fights with your spouse.

😫 Tired Face Emoji

“When you’ve read the same page five times and still can’t remember a word.”

The tired face is the universal sign of “I’m done with this.” It’s for when you’re mentally, emotionally, or physically spent and need the world to know.

Best for: Signifying the end of your rope when no amount of coffee can help.

Bad for: To convey enthusiasm. It’s the exact opposite.

😖 Confounded Face Emoji

“When you type your password wrong for the fourth time.”

This face is twisted in frustration or confusion, a graphic representation of “What the heck is happening?!” It’s the face of holding back tears or feeling at the edge of a tantrum.

Best for: When you’re at the end of your rope.

Bad for: Anytime you’re going for a calm and rational argument.

😞 Disappointed Face Emoji

“When you catch your reflection and realize you’ve been walking around with spinach in your teeth.”

The disappointment emoji is for those low-key ‘facepalm’ moments in life. It’s the “I expected better” or “Oh, not again” sentiment without words.

Best for: Sharing a moment of self-deprecation in a humorous light.

Bad for: When you’re trying to console someone. Misery loves company, but not this guy.

😤 Face with Steam From Nose Emoji

“Just ‘relaxing’ in five o’clock traffic.”:

The embodiment of “I’m fine” when you’re anything but. Ideal for those moments when you’re cooking up a storm of silent frustration.

This can also be an emoji to show pride or empowerment when you’ve just bossed your way through a tough challenge.

Best for: When you’re trying to stay calm but are visibly peeved.

Bad for: As a response to “How’s your day going?” from your always-cheerful coworker.

🤬 Face with Symbols Over Mouth Emoji

“Your Wi-Fi password is how long?”

When you’ve got a symphony of unsavory words on the tip of your tongue but choose to be “polite” instead.

Best for: Any time autocorrect ruins your text for the umpteenth time.

Bad for: Your “thank you” notes. Unless it’s to your worst enemy.

🤦 Facepalm Emoji

“When you’ve explained something five times, they still don’t understand it.”

The universal gesture for “I can’t believe this is happening” this emoji is the embodiment of frustration, disbelief, or embarrassment. It’s a facepalm; no words are necessary.

Best for: Conveying a sense of self-exasperation or embarrassment.

Bad for: Joyful situations. Thi sis a facepalm not a fist pump.

👿 Angry Face With Horns Emoji

“Sure, take my parking spot. I didn’t want it anyway.”

It’s the ‘cute’ version of evil when you’re feeling devilishly annoyed but still socially acceptable.

Best for: When you’re so annoyed, you kind of want to throw someone in a dumpster.

Bad for: Texts to your priest.

Becoming fluent in emojis can increase the emotional intelligence of your online communications.

If you’re also interested in upping your emotional intelligence in face-to-face interactions, then you might love the book Cues, where behavior researcher Vanessa Van Edwards unpacks all the nuances of our nonverbal communication to help you

  • build better relationships
  • increase influence, and
  • recognize the hidden meanings in everyday interactions.

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Emojis For Specific Situations and Their Meanings

Here are some emojis that are good to have in your back pocket for particular situations.

🤷 Shrug Emoji

“Meh. I don’t know.”

Don’t know what to say? Don’t even care? This emoji indicates precisely how you feel: Meh.

Best for: Showing off your nonchalant attitude.

Bad for: Responding to your wife when she asks, “What do you want to eat tonight?”

😎 Smiling Face With Sunglasses Emoji

“Yeah, I’m cool.”

This emoji conveys badassery to the extreme. This is the Chad of all emojis, the mysterious man, cool kid, or wonder woman you always dreamed of becoming.

Your genuinely cool friends use this emoji sparingly and often send you pics of their treks and other such adventures. Your “fake cool” friends will often use this emoji too much (you know the feeling) and wear leather jackets and sunglasses, even during warm summer nights.

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Best for: Truly epic moments.

Bad for: Any other time, you wouldn’t get a “Whoa!” response from your friend.

🥶 Cold Face Emoji

“Baby, it’s cold outside!”

This is probably the only emoji Santa Claus uses.

On a less literal note, this emoji can also mean someone is being very mean, rude, or generally displaying a Hitler-level attitude.

Best for: Replying to snarky comments and texting friends who live in Northern Europe.

Bad for: Complaining how it’s too cold where you are… to your friends who live in Northern Europe.

😶 Face Without Mouth Emoji

“When you’re so shocked, words just fail you. 😶

This expressionless face is the universal sign: “If I had nothing nice to say, I said nothing at all.” Perfect for those moments when speechlessness takes over, or you’re just pretending it does.

Best for: When you’re keeping tight-lipped about a secret or surprise.

Bad for: Chatty Kathy moments. This one’s for silent awe, not for spilling the tea.

🤐 Zipper-Mouth Face Emoji

“Ask me about my top-secret salsa recipe, I dare you. 🤐”

This emoji screams, “My lips are sealed,” sometimes because you’re discreet, other times because it’s better than letting out a sarcastic zinger.

Best for: Avoiding gossip or staying out of drama.

Bad for: When your partner asks you to tell them you love them.

🤒 Face with Thermometer Emoji

“Feeling hot, hot, hot… or maybe that’s just the fever. 🤒”

This hot face is the digital sick note for when you feel under the weather but still well enough to update your status.

Best for: Calling in sick to work or canceling plans gracefully.

Bad for: Announcing your arrival at a pool party.

🤕 Face with Head-Bandage Emoji

“Walked into a door… again.”

When life gives you lemons, you get a bandage. It’s for minor boo-boos or major oofs, and a subtle nod to your klutziness.

Best for: Gaining sympathy for your latest “oops” moment.

Bad for: When your head hurts from thinking too hard.

🤢 Nauseated Face Emoji

“Another spinach smoothie? You shouldn’t have… really.”

The face of regret after your third questionable taco. Ideal for those “my stomach is in knots” scenarios.

Best for: When your friend suggests a sushi place with mixed reviews.

Bad for: Dinner invitations. Unless it’s a themed party for bad taste.

🤮 Face Vomiting Emoji

“Reacting to your ex’s new ‘profound’ blog post.”

Because sometimes words can’t express the depth of your disgust. It’s visceral, it’s graphic, and it’s straight to the point.

Best for: Showing extreme distaste or sickness.

Bad for: When you’re trying to be subtle about your opinions.

🤯 Exploding Head Emoji

“Mind. Blown.”

When things are too much to comprehend or so shocking, only a head explosion will do.

Best for: Getting to the end of a Christopher Nolan movie.

Bad for: When your niece tells you what she learned in school today.

🙈 See-No-Evil Monkey Emoji

“Watching my diet start tomorrow… again.”

The emoji of choice for “I can’t look” but also “I’m peeking anyway.” It’s innocence with a side of curiosity.

Best for: Playfully avoiding reality or responsibilities.

Bad for: When you’re supposed to be vigilant.

🙉 Hear-No-Evil Monkey Emoji

“Me pretending I didn’t see that text from my boss.”

When ignorance is bliss or when you’re trying to stay out of drama, this monkey is your go-to accomplice. Perfect for those “I didn’t hear that” moments.

Best for: Dodging spoilers, ignoring the group chat when it’s blowing up past your bedtime.

Bad for: Responding to important messages.

🙊 Speak-No-Evil Monkey Emoji

“My reaction every time someone asks for my opinion on their terrible dating choices.”

The universal sign for “My lips are sealed” or “I refuse to spill the tea.” Ideal for when words fail you or when they could get you in trouble.

Best for Keeping secrets, reacting to your friend’s fifth “I’m done with them” this week.

Bad for: When you need to say something helpful.

😴 Sleeping Face Emoji

“How I feel about Monday mornings.”

Catching Z’s in style, this sleepy face sums up all your tiredness and boredom. It’s nap time somewhere, right?

Best for: Showing you’re checked out, avoiding boring conversations.

Bad for: When your boss asks if you’ve finished that report.

🤭 Face With Hand Over Mouth Emoji

“When I accidentally send a screenshot to the person I screenshotted.”

Oops, did I say that? This emoji is all about feigned innocence and suppressed giggles.

Best for: An autocorrect informs your friend that you’ll serve them “chick’s breast” instead of “chicken breast” for dinner.

Bad for: Serious apologies.

🙋 Person Raising Hand Emoji

“Volunteering myself for a coffee run to avoid actual work.”

The eager beaver of emojis, this one is ready for all the action, whether it’s a question, an answer, or an escape plan from your current task.

Best for: Showing enthusiasm, asking for the mic.

Bad for: When you’re trying not to get picked for something.

Heart Emojis and Their Meanings

Who doesn’t love receiving a heart in a text? Here are different colored heart emojis and what each conveys.

🧡 Orange Heart Emoji

“I didn’t even know this emoji existed.”

Umm, when was the last time you received an orange heart?

Do people even use this?

If you’ve ever sent an orange heart before…

Congrats! You’re part of the 0.000001%. I guess this means something special.

Best for: Surprising friends with your vast emoji knowledge.

Bad for: Showing Love. Because orange just isn’t quite red enough.

💛 Yellow Heart Emoji

“I’m happy for you.”

If Winnie the Pooh was a heart emoji, this would be him.

The Yellow Heart is a kind, caring heart that’s great to send to family and close friends. This heart shows them that everything’s going well in life. I’m happy, and you’re so glad.

It’s got that “Hey, I care about you” vibe that Mr. Rogers gives off.

Best for: Family and friends. Repelling creepy lovers.

Bad for: Anything romantic.

💚 Green Heart Emoji

“I love kale!”

Is drinking a tall glass of Guinness while waving around an Irish flag your favorite pastime? Or perhaps you identify as a vegan, nature lover, or organic fanatic?

Then, the Green Heart speaks to your soul. Usually, your hardcore friends who love to keep trendy or follow the latest fads will use this.

Best for Supporting the murder of kale instead of pigs.

Bad for: Avoiding this if you’re not Irish or a plant lover is probably a good idea.

💙 Blue Heart Emoji

“You’re an amazing friend.”

Want to show someone they’re freakin’ amazing and your BFF? The Blue Heart is the SpongeBob and Patrick of hearts.

That’s why it’s great to use with close friends. If someone sends you this heart, they may think you’re trustworthy, honest, and a good companion.

Best for: Cementing your BFF status.

Bad for: Your soulmate or crush.

💜 Purple Heart Emoji

“I’m fabulous!”

Are you a glamor girl? Love to sprinkle it up, throw around confetti, and flaunt your fabulous fashion sense?

Then the Purple Heart is for you.

The Purple Heart brings out your inner diva, flaunting your style and playful attitude.

Purple is also the last color of the rainbow and can mean Love and trust forever. This is where the famous phrase “I purple you” comes from, popularized by the Korean band BTS.

More seriously, you may recognize that the Purple Heart also honors United States veterans.

Best for: Showing off your inner diva.

Bad for: Serious office workers.

💕 Two Hearts Emoji

“My love for you is in the air, baby!”

This is the proper emoji to show Love and romance. Nothing beats this emoji when you’re texting—err, texting your lover, and he/she sends you this.

You can even use it with your BFF during those deep, heartwarming moments, like those late nights when she sends you a funny cat video.

Best for: Lovers. Soulmates. BFFs.

Bad for: Literally anything other than that.

💖 Sparkling Heart Emoji

“My heart is special and unique!”

The sparkling heart combines a normal heart’s affection with a diamond’s sparkle.

And the result?

One darn precious heart to show that special someone in your life some sparkling, sweet love.

But we can also use this heart for our friends, too. And it’s a safe bet to choose this one over red in almost all cases.

Best for Showing you’re a little more than just basic. Weddings and fanciful events.

Bad for: Nope, nothing. You can use this heart anywhere. 💖

💔 Broken Heart Emoji

“That sucks. But I’ll get over it. Probably.”

Let’s be real. Broken Hearts are for jokes.

Like that time, you couldn’t make it to your friend’s party, and she responded, “That’s OK, I’ll just go cry in the closet now. 💔”

Looking for a more serious heart emoji? Try the next one.

Best for: Casual jokes and self-deprecating humor.

Bad for: Real broken hearts. If you’re feeling (really) hurt, get off the emoji train and talk face-to-face.

🖤 Black Heart Emoji

“You’re dead to me.”

OK, you’ve done it. Someone, somewhere, made a huge mistake. The black heart is like receiving coal on Christmas Day—whoever receives it has been very naughty.

This is one of those rare times you should reserve an emoji for only the most extreme scenarios.

Like if your neighbor ran over your dog. Or your annoying brother forgot to flush the toilet YET ANOTHER TIME OMFG THIS IS CRAZY I’M GOING TO KI—

Best for: *Ahem.* Letting people know you’d like them to slip on a banana peel.

Bad for: Uh, any other situation besides pure hate.

Hand Symbol Emojis

Hands can speak a thousand words. Check out what each of these hand gestures means.

🤟 Love-You Gesture Emoji

“When you want to say ‘I love you’ but also ‘rock on.'”

A silent shoutout to the cool lovebirds, perfect for expressing affection with a twist of rockstar flair.

Best for: Sign-offs in messages to loved ones, casual confessions of Love.

Bad for: Professional email closings.

👍 Thumbs Up Emoji

“Because sometimes ‘ok’ just doesn’t have enough enthusiasm.”

The universal symbol for approval or when you’re too lazy to type out “sounds good.”

Best for: Agreement, digital pats on the back.

Bad for: When someone shares their controversial opinion.

🙏 Folded Hands Emoji

“When you’re asking for a favor or pretending to be holy.”

Could mean prayer, could mean “please” or “thank you,” or a high five that was missed.

Best for Requests and expressions of gratitude.

Bad for: When you’ve actually made a mistake.

👏 Clapping Hands Emoji

“Go you!”

Use it when you genuinely applaud someone for a job well done. It shows admiration and celebration. Similar to the term “woot” for anyone old enough to recognize the term from earlier internet days.

Best for: Praise, celebrations.

Bad for: Responding to bad news.

🤞 Crossed Fingers Emoji

“When you’re hoping your crush doesn’t notice you stalking their Insta.”

A little symbol of hope, for luck, or to show you’re crossing your fingers behind your back.

Best for: Wishful thinking, little white lies.

Bad for: Serious promises.

🙌 Raising Hands Emoji

“When your favorite song comes on at the gym.”

Praise be, or “Yasss!” Or just a virtual high ten because you’re feeling that good.

Best for: Celebratory moments, feeling blessed.

Bad for: When you’re trying to stay under the radar.

✌️ Victory Hand Emoji

“Peace out, or victory—depending on your age.”

Whether you’re feeling chill or victorious, it’s the universal sign for “I’m out” or “I won.”

Best for: Sign-offs, winning moments.

Bad for: Trying to start an argument.

👌 OK Hand Emoji

“When everything is just fine, but you’re low-key judging.”

The sign for “okay” doubles as a subtle way to say “chef’s kiss.” It either means “perfect!” or “okay then chief.”

Best for: Approval, perfection.

Bad for: When you’re not okay.

👋 Waving Hand Emoji

“Bye, Felicia!”

The friendliest way to wave hello or goodbye or to ghost someone in style.

Best for: Greetings, farewells.

Bad for: When you’re mad and storming out.

👊 Oncoming Fist Emoji

“For when a handshake is too formal, and a hug is too intimate.”

The bro-fist of solidarity uses it for support, respect, or a friendly “What’s up?”

Best for: Casual greetings, showing support.

Bad for: Resolving conflicts with your nemesis.

🤝 Handshake Emoji

“When you agree to split the bill, even though you only had a salad.”

The classic gesture for deals, agreements, and mutual understanding in the digital age.

Best for: Saying “deal!”

Bad for: When you disagree.

🤘 Sign of the Horns Emoji

“When your inner rocker can’t be contained.”

Throw up the horns when you’re rebellious or AC/DC comes on. Or an encouragement for your friend to kick some butt.

Best for: Rock concerts, feeling rebellious.

Bad for: Quiet library study sessions.

🤙 Call Me Hand Emoji

“When you’re trying to be cool but still want them to call you.”

A laid-back way to say “hit me up” or “let’s chat,” beach vibes are optional but recommended.

Best for Casual check-ins, vacation mode.

Bad for: Breakups.

Flirty Emojis and Their Meanings

Want to add a little sugar and spice to your conversations? Or want to be subtle and still hint at getting some boom-chicka-wah-wah? Here are 5 emojis to get your flirt on. We are crossing over into some NSFW territory.

😉 Winking Face Emoji

This is the basic emoji to turn any innocent comment into something a little more naughty. It’s commonly used to test the waters to see if there’s any sexual attraction, as it’s a lot more subtle than some of the ones I’ll list below.

😈 Smiling Face with Horns Emoji

This is the Winking Emoji, but with the dial turned to 11 (did you appreciate that Spinal Tap reference?). Often used by naughty bedroom destroyers, this emoji shows that you’re down for some kinky action.

Something like, “I’d like to take you for a ride on my Nimbus 2000… and show you my Chamber of Secrets. 😈

👅 Tongue Emoji

If you’re 8, this is a playful tongue. If you’re 18, all of a sudden, this playful tongue takes on new meaning. Send this to your lovemaker for a wild night that says, “I’m not afraid to get down and dirty.”

🍑 Peach Emoji

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ ripe peach? The Peach Emoji is obvious and symbolizes a (usually) woman’s ripe bum. If you’re a big food fan, you won’t be surprised to see the next one…

🍆 Eggplant Emoji

Basically, every fruit and vegetable can have some sort of sexual connotation. Eggplants are an obvious, ahem… big example.

😍 Heart Eyes Emoji

The emoji equivalent of Love at first sight. It’s not subtle; it’s when your affection is so strong that hearts pop out of your eyes like a cartoon.

😘 Face Blowing a Kiss Emoji

The virtual kiss goodbye—or hello, for that matter. It’s flirty, friendly, and can soften a message with digital affection.

😚 Kissing Face with Closed Eyes Emoji

The bashful cousin of the 😘 emoji. It’s sweet, endearing, and a little more reserved—perfect for expressing affection with a hint of humility.

😙 Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes Emoji

This one is all about happy, content kisses. It’s affectionate without being too intense—ideal for conveying a cheerful smooch.

🥰 Smiling Face with Hearts Emoji

A face surrounded by hearts embodies being in Love or feeling loved. It’s warm, fuzzy, and perfect for expressing a sense of being enveloped by Love.

💋 Kiss Mark Emoji

The hallmark of a kiss is usually without the commitment to the act. It’s flirty, fun, and the digital lipstick mark you can leave behind.

🌹 Rose Emoji

The rose is a classic symbol of Love and beauty. This emoji captures both and is often used in romantic gestures or to show appreciation.

🍫 Chocolate Bar Emoji

“Stressed is desserts spelled backward, so here’s some chocolate for you 🍫”

A universal comfort food, the chocolate bar emoji is about sweetening the deal, the mood, or the day.

🤤 Drooling Face Emoji

When someone is looking fine beyond words, they might have you drooling.

💦 Sweat Droplets Emoji

This can be used for putting in some hard work. But the droplets also conjure up images of a good time.

Obscure Emojis

Want to dive into some of the lesser-known emojis? Check these out!

🌀 Cyclone

Can symbolize confusion, chaos, or a whirlwind of emotions.

🌬️ Wind Face

Often represents the wind or breath and can also imply a sigh or a sense of relief.

🕳️ Hole

Sometimes, it represents a pitfall or a metaphorical ‘deep dive’ into a subject.

🧿 Nazar Amulet

A symbol for protection against the evil eye.

🕰️ Mantelpiece Clock

Represents antiquated or classical timekeeping, often used to refer to the past.

🦠 Microbe

Can signify germs, bacteria, or a virus, often used in discussions about illness or cleanliness.

🧬 DNA

Represents genetics, biology, or something inherent and fundamental.

🦴 Bone

Often used in the context of dogs, archaeology, or to represent something ‘bare bones.’

🪱 Worm

Can symbolize something considered lowly or ‘worming one’s way’ into a situation.

🪲 Beetle

May represent resilience or nature, sometimes used in the context of entomology.

🧩 Jigsaw Puzzle Piece

Symbolizes a piece of a larger picture, a mystery to be solved, or something fitting perfectly.

🪐 Ringed Planet

Represents astronomy, space, or something otherworldly.

🌌 Milky Way

Used to depict space, the universe, or something vast and beautiful.

🧊 Ice Cube

Can symbolize coldness, chilling out, or refer to literal ice.

🪨 Rock

Represents strength, steadiness, or a natural element.

🪵 Wood

Used to signify nature, the outdoors, or something rustic.

🛖 Hut

Represents simplicity, rural life, or shelter.

🧱 Brick

Often used to represent building, construction, or something solid and reliable.

🪑 Chair

Symbolizes rest, furniture, or a place in a situation.

🪞 Mirror

Can represent reflection, both literal and metaphorical, or truth.

🪜 Ladder

Symbolizes progress, ascent, or a step-by-step approach.

🏔️ Mountain

Represents majesty, nature, or challenges.

🛶 Canoe

Often associated with adventure, travel, or exploration.

🛹 Skateboard

Represents youth culture, sport, or a sense of adventure.

🔫 Water Pistol

It’s often used to symbolize playfulness, childhood games, or water fights

🔩 Nut and Bolt

This emoji symbolizes construction, repair, or assembly. It can also metaphorically suggest cohesion, a tight connection, or something integral to holding a larger structure or plan together

🛺 Auto Rickshaw

Associated with travel in certain countries, often represents a journey or commute.

🪔 Diya Lamp

Represents light and celebration, particularly in Indian culture.

🪓 Axe

Symbolizes chopping, cutting, or traditional tools.

🩹 Adhesive Bandage

Represents healing, minor injuries, or care.

🪣 Bucket

Can illustrate cleaning, carrying water, or a container for holding things.

🪤 Mouse Trap

Associated with traps, strategy, or catching something.

🪒 Razor

Often used to represent shaving, grooming, or sharpness.

🪟 Window

Represents perspective, openness, or an outlook on something.

🪠 Plunger

Often used in the context of plumbing or solving a messy problem.

🪚 Carpentry Saw

Symbolizes construction, cutting, or woodworking.

🪛 Screwdriver

Associated with fixing, assembling, or tinkering.

🪝 Hook

Can symbolize catching, securing, or an allure.

🧭 Compass

Symbolizes direction, exploration, or guidance.

🪀 Yo-Yo

Represents playfulness, childhood games, or ups and downs.

🪁 Kite

Symbolizes freedom, childhood, or high aspirations.

🛼 Roller Skate

Represents fun, retro culture, or movement.

🛶 Canoe

Symbolizes exploration, water activities, or tranquility.

🛖 Yurt

Symbolizes nomadic life, simplicity, or cultural heritage.

🪵 Log

Represents nature, raw materials, or rusticity.

🛷 Sled

Symbolizes winter, playfulness, or fast movement.

🧝 Elf

Represents fantasy, magic, or a mischievous character.

🙇🏻 Person Bowing Deeply

Symbolizes respect, apology, or deep gratitude.

🧎 Person Kneeling

Can indicate prayer, pleading, or humility.

🪡 Needle and Thread

Represents sewing, crafting, or mending.

🩴 Flip Flop

Symbolizes casual wear, summer, or relaxation.

🦊 Fox

Often used to represent cleverness, cunning, or wildlife.

🐸 Frog

Can symbolize transformation, nature, or even a meme reference.

🦀 Crab

Represents the sea, resilience, or sometimes the zodiac sign Cancer.

🐳 Spouting Whale

Symbolizes ocean life, magnitude, or freedom.

🐓 Chicken

Often used to represent farming, morning, or cowardice.

🐾 Paw Prints

Represents animals, tracking, or a pet’s presence.

🐲 Dragon Face

Symbolizes power, strength, or East Asian culture.

🎄 Christmas Tree

Represents Christmas, celebration, or decoration.

🍀 Four Leaf Clover

Symbolizes luck, Irish culture, or nature.

💐 Bouquet

Often used to represent gifts, beauty, or romantic gestures.

🥀 Wilted Flower

Can symbolize loss, fading beauty, or disappointment.

🌚 New Moon Face

Represents the moon, night, or sometimes a creepy or mischievous feeling.

🌘 Waning Crescent Moon

Symbolizes decrease, the end of a cycle, or a subtle change.

🌪️ Tornado

Represents chaos, destruction, or a powerful force.

🫧 Bubbles

Often used to represent cleaning, lightness, or childhood fun.

☔️ Umbrella with Rain Drops

Symbolizes rainy weather, protection, or melancholy.

🥥 Coconut

Represents tropical climates, health, or exoticness.

🥩 Cut of Meat

Often used to represent food, cooking, or carnivorous appetites.

🧆 Falafel

Symbolizes Middle Eastern cuisine, vegetarian food, or snacks.

🍙 Rice Ball

Represents Japanese cuisine, simplicity, or comfort food.

🍬 Candy

Often used to represent sweetness, treats, or childhood.

🍺 Beer Mug

Symbolizes social drinking, relaxation, or celebration.

🥢 Chopsticks

Represents East Asian cuisine, skillfulness, or talent.

🏈 American Football

Often used to represent sports, teamwork, or American culture.

🎱 Pool 8 Ball

Symbolizes pool games, fate, or decision-making.

🏹 Bow and Arrow

Represents archery, precision, or historical weapons.

🤼‍♂️ Men Wrestling

Often used to describe competition, struggle, or sports.

🤺 Person Fencing

Symbolizes elegance, skill, or the sport of fencing.

🏄🏽 Person Surfing

Represents surfing, beach culture, or adventure.

🏆 Trophy

Often used to define success, victory, or achievement.

🎨 Artist Palette

Symbolizes creativity, art, or painting.

🩰 Ballet Shoes

Represents dance, elegance, or classical art.

🪃 Boomerang

Often used to describe return, Australian culture, or circular motion.

📣 Megaphone

Symbolizes announcement, attention, or activism.

♠️ Spade Suit

Represents the card suit, gambling, or strategy.

🔇 Muted Speaker

Symbolizes silence, censorship, or muting.

👁️‍🗨️ Eye in Speech Bubble

Represents witnessing, awareness, or anti-bullying campaigns.

🔱 Trident Emblem

Often used to describe power, sea gods, or authority.

❌ Cross Mark

Symbolizes error, denial, or refusal.

🔐 Closed Lock with Key

Represents security, privacy, or something secured.

📌 Pushpin

Often used to describe location, notice, or a point of interest.

🗞️ Rolled-Up Newspaper

Symbolizes news, information, or journalism.

🎀 Ribbon

Represents decoration, femininity, or gifts.

🎎 Japanese Dolls

Symbolizes Japanese culture, celebration, or craftsmanship.

🛋️ Couch and Lamp

Represents home, comfort, or relaxation.

🗝️ Old Key

Often used to represent mystery, access, or antiquity.

💉 Syringe

Symbolizes medicine, vaccination, or healthcare.

⚔️ Crossed Swords

Represents conflict, chivalry, or historical warfare.

🔮 Crystal Ball

Often used to represent fortune-telling, mysticism, or the unknown.

Takeaways on Emoji Faces

Hopefully, you have fun incorporating emojis into your texting style!

If you just want to start with a few, remember, here are the most popular ones:

❤️= Love you

✅ = Roger that

🔥 = awesome

🫶 = Sending you Love

✨ = good mood vibes

😊 = feeling warm

💀 = dark humor

⭐= Celebrating you

😂 = LOL

If you’re curious to dive deeper into internet slang, here’s a fascinating article on the most popular words used on social media.

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72 thoughts on “115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024”

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    alpsrcc35

    March 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Wow! You certainly explained their meanings to my enlightenment. Thanks.

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    alpsrcc35

    March 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Wow! You certainly explained their meanings to my enlightenment. Thanks.

  3. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (14)

    alpsrcc35

    March 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Wow! You certainly explained their meanings to my enlightenment. Thanks.

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    alpsrcc35

    March 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Wow! You certainly explained their meanings to my enlightenment. Thanks.

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    Sohamm Patil

    March 30, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    This has to be one of the best ones from Vanessa.
    Thank you Vanessa for coming up with such beautiful pieces and enlightening us!

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      ▬▬ι═══════ﺤ

      July 1, 2021 at 9:30 am

      I really wanna know about staring one 👀

  6. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (18)

    Sohamm Patil

    March 30, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    This has to be one of the best ones from Vanessa.
    Thank you Vanessa for coming up with such beautiful pieces and enlightening us!

    1. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (19)

      ▬▬ι═══════ﺤ

      July 1, 2021 at 9:30 am

      I really wanna know about staring one 👀

  7. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (20)

    Sohamm Patil

    March 30, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    This has to be one of the best ones from Vanessa.
    Thank you Vanessa for coming up with such beautiful pieces and enlightening us!

    1. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (21)

      ▬▬ι═══════ﺤ

      July 1, 2021 at 9:30 am

      I really wanna know about staring one 👀

  8. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (22)

    Sohamm Patil

    March 30, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    This has to be one of the best ones from Vanessa.
    Thank you Vanessa for coming up with such beautiful pieces and enlightening us!

    1. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (23)

      ▬▬ι═══════ﺤ

      July 1, 2021 at 9:30 am

      I really wanna know about staring one 👀

  9. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (24)

    KIM GORGA

    March 31, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    As an introvert who pretty much only uses happy and sad, I can see I may need to up my emoji game 🙃

  10. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (25)

    KIM GORGA

    March 31, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    As an introvert who pretty much only uses happy and sad, I can see I may need to up my emoji game 🙃

  11. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (26)

    KIM GORGA

    March 31, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    As an introvert who pretty much only uses happy and sad, I can see I may need to up my emoji game 🙃

  12. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (27)

    KIM GORGA

    March 31, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    As an introvert who pretty much only uses happy and sad, I can see I may need to up my emoji game 🙃

  13. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (28)

    Mario

    April 4, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Wow I didn’t know 😂 wasn’t a real laugh. I use about 3 to 5 of these when I think something is really funny. Guess I have to substitute it for this one🤣

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    Mario

    April 4, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Wow I didn’t know 😂 wasn’t a real laugh. I use about 3 to 5 of these when I think something is really funny. Guess I have to substitute it for this one🤣

  15. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (30)

    Mario

    April 4, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Wow I didn’t know 😂 wasn’t a real laugh. I use about 3 to 5 of these when I think something is really funny. Guess I have to substitute it for this one🤣

  16. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (31)

    Mario

    April 4, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Wow I didn’t know 😂 wasn’t a real laugh. I use about 3 to 5 of these when I think something is really funny. Guess I have to substitute it for this one🤣

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    Denise

    April 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I really appreciate you explaining the emojis, because I was confused of a lot of there meanings, and using them incorrectly, now I know. My search started because of the 🙃, glad I used it correctly. Wish you would have went into the 😣😖😫, maybe next time.

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    Denise

    April 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I really appreciate you explaining the emojis, because I was confused of a lot of there meanings, and using them incorrectly, now I know. My search started because of the 🙃, glad I used it correctly. Wish you would have went into the 😣😖😫, maybe next time.

  19. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (34)

    Denise

    April 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I really appreciate you explaining the emojis, because I was confused of a lot of there meanings, and using them incorrectly, now I know. My search started because of the 🙃, glad I used it correctly. Wish you would have went into the 😣😖😫, maybe next time.

  20. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (35)

    Denise

    April 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I really appreciate you explaining the emojis, because I was confused of a lot of there meanings, and using them incorrectly, now I know. My search started because of the 🙃, glad I used it correctly. Wish you would have went into the 😣😖😫, maybe next time.

  21. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (36)

    Elena

    May 13, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I really needed the part with the flerty emojis because i just found my crush’s number 😉

  22. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (37)

    Elena

    May 13, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I really needed the part with the flerty emojis because i just found my crush’s number 😉

  23. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (38)

    Elena

    May 13, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I really needed the part with the flerty emojis because i just found my crush’s number 😉

  24. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (39)

    Elena

    May 13, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I really needed the part with the flerty emojis because i just found my crush’s number 😉

  25. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (40)

    Carl Oehrig

    May 14, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I often use🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂. For me it means you are making me crazy.

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    Carl Oehrig

    May 14, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I often use🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂. For me it means you are making me crazy.

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    Carl Oehrig

    May 14, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I often use🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂. For me it means you are making me crazy.

  28. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (43)

    Carl Oehrig

    May 14, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I often use🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂. For me it means you are making me crazy.

  29. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (44)

    Simone Elaine Sinclair

    May 28, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I’m assuming that 🤐 indicates just what it looks like, my lips are sealed, and what about this 🤫🤭 they’re all three do similar, 🥴? Thank you for explaining as I was off on a few of them.

  30. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (45)

    Simone Elaine Sinclair

    May 28, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I’m assuming that 🤐 indicates just what it looks like, my lips are sealed, and what about this 🤫🤭 they’re all three do similar, 🥴? Thank you for explaining as I was off on a few of them.

  31. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (46)

    Simone Elaine Sinclair

    May 28, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I’m assuming that 🤐 indicates just what it looks like, my lips are sealed, and what about this 🤫🤭 they’re all three do similar, 🥴? Thank you for explaining as I was off on a few of them.

  32. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (47)

    Simone Elaine Sinclair

    May 28, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I’m assuming that 🤐 indicates just what it looks like, my lips are sealed, and what about this 🤫🤭 they’re all three do similar, 🥴? Thank you for explaining as I was off on a few of them.

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    katelynn

    May 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    thanks now i know what all the emoji mean

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    katelynn

    May 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    thanks now i know what all the emoji mean

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    katelynn

    May 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    thanks now i know what all the emoji mean

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    katelynn

    May 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    thanks now i know what all the emoji mean

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    Julie A Randall

    June 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Thankyou so much. I now realise for some time I have been using the wrong emojis for situations! This is a how to use emoji special from your good self ❤️. Love it. 😃

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    Julie A Randall

    June 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Thankyou so much. I now realise for some time I have been using the wrong emojis for situations! This is a how to use emoji special from your good self ❤️. Love it. 😃

  39. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (54)

    Julie A Randall

    June 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Thankyou so much. I now realise for some time I have been using the wrong emojis for situations! This is a how to use emoji special from your good self ❤️. Love it. 😃

  40. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (55)

    Julie A Randall

    June 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Thankyou so much. I now realise for some time I have been using the wrong emojis for situations! This is a how to use emoji special from your good self ❤️. Love it. 😃

  41. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (56)

    Lana

    June 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    What does this emoji mean
    😵‍💫

    1. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (57)

      Ms. Ceri

      October 2, 2021 at 11:00 pm

      It means you feel sick or disturbed about either a.) because you just are or b.) someone made you feel that way typically by sharing information you did not need to know about how their toilet got to be such a new color for example.

  42. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (58)

    Lana

    June 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    What does this emoji mean
    😵‍💫

    1. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (59)

      Ms. Ceri

      October 2, 2021 at 11:00 pm

      It means you feel sick or disturbed about either a.) because you just are or b.) someone made you feel that way typically by sharing information you did not need to know about how their toilet got to be such a new color for example.

  43. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (60)

    Lana

    June 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    What does this emoji mean
    😵‍💫

    1. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (61)

      Ms. Ceri

      October 2, 2021 at 11:00 pm

      It means you feel sick or disturbed about either a.) because you just are or b.) someone made you feel that way typically by sharing information you did not need to know about how their toilet got to be such a new color for example.

  44. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (62)

    Lana

    June 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    What does this emoji mean
    😵‍💫

    1. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (63)

      Ms. Ceri

      October 2, 2021 at 11:00 pm

      It means you feel sick or disturbed about either a.) because you just are or b.) someone made you feel that way typically by sharing information you did not need to know about how their toilet got to be such a new color for example.

  45. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (64)

    Naomi D Young

    August 25, 2021 at 3:23 am

    What does this mean. A guy sent it to me after I gave him a compliment . A black heart and a full body black cat.

  46. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (65)

    Naomi D Young

    August 25, 2021 at 3:23 am

    What does this mean. A guy sent it to me after I gave him a compliment . A black heart and a full body black cat.

  47. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (66)

    Naomi D Young

    August 25, 2021 at 3:23 am

    What does this mean. A guy sent it to me after I gave him a compliment . A black heart and a full body black cat.

  48. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (67)

    Naomi D Young

    August 25, 2021 at 3:23 am

    What does this mean. A guy sent it to me after I gave him a compliment . A black heart and a full body black cat.

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    Emma

    August 25, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    idk… maybe he hates cats???

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    Emma

    August 25, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    idk… maybe he hates cats???

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    Emma

    August 25, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    idk… maybe he hates cats???

  52. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (71)

    Emma

    August 25, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    idk… maybe he hates cats???

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    Stephanie

    August 28, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but many of the meanings of the emojis provided here are different from how I interpret them. Such as what they define as perseverance I use for cringing or something is mildly “icky”

  54. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (73)

    Stephanie

    August 28, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but many of the meanings of the emojis provided here are different from how I interpret them. Such as what they define as perseverance I use for cringing or something is mildly “icky”

  55. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (74)

    Stephanie

    August 28, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but many of the meanings of the emojis provided here are different from how I interpret them. Such as what they define as perseverance I use for cringing or something is mildly “icky”

  56. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (75)

    Stephanie

    August 28, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but many of the meanings of the emojis provided here are different from how I interpret them. Such as what they define as perseverance I use for cringing or something is mildly “icky”

  57. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (76)

    Olivia Wilson

    September 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Thank you very much, it was very helpful.

  58. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (77)

    Olivia Wilson

    September 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Thank you very much, it was very helpful.

  59. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (78)

    Olivia Wilson

    September 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Thank you very much, it was very helpful.

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    Olivia Wilson

    September 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Thank you very much, it was very helpful.

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    Eliane

    October 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    🤗 what does it means from an x boyfriend??

  62. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (81)

    Eliane

    October 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    🤗 what does it means from an x boyfriend??

  63. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (82)

    Eliane

    October 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    🤗 what does it means from an x boyfriend??

  64. 115 Emojis You Should Know and Their (Hidden) Meanings in 2024 (83)

    Eliane

    October 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    🤗 what does it means from an x boyfriend??

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