So I'm beginning to notice that the English language is lacking in words. I have specific situations that demand a particular word, and it just doesn't exist. So I suppliment with metaphor, analogy, and all the things that good writer should. But then there are moments that I want to describe where a metaphor just doesn't fit. Situations like: "Angel chuckled in the way sad people chuckle when they realize they are being over dramatic." My question is this: The sentence in quotation sounds right, describes a situation precisely in the way that I want it to be described, but it feels like lazy writing. Is it?