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emotional definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason; "it was an emotional judgment" [ant: cerebral, intellectual]
2: of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional" [ant: unemotional]
3: of or pertaining to emotion; "emotional health"; "an emotional crisis"
4: (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise" [syn: aroused, emotional, excited, worked up]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1834 1. of or relating to emotion <an emotional disorder> 2. dominated by or prone to emotion <an emotional person> 3. appealing to or arousing emotion <an emotional sermon> 4. markedly aroused or agitated in feeling or sensibilities <gets emotional at weddings> emotionality noun emotionally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of or relating to the emotions. 2 (of a person) liable to excessive emotion. 3 expressing or based on emotion (an emotional appeal). 4 likely to excite emotion (an emotional issue). Derivatives: emotionalism n. emotionalist n. emotionality n. emotionalize v.tr. (also -ise). emotionally adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Emotional E*mo"tion*al, a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational; as, an emotional nature.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Emotional means concerned with emotions and feelings. I needed this man's love, and the emotional support he was giving me... Victims are left with emotional problems that can last for life. = psychological ADJ: usu ADJ n emotionally Are you saying that you're becoming emotionally involved with me? ADV: ADV adj/-ed 2. An emotional situation or issue is one that causes people to have strong feelings. It's a very emotional issue. How can you advocate selling the ivory from elephants? = emotive ADJ emotionally In an emotionally charged speech, he said he was resigning. ADV: ADV adj/-ed 3. If someone is or becomes emotional, they show their feelings very openly, especially because they are upset. He is a very emotional man... I don't get as emotional as I once did. ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

affecting, affectional, affective, agitable, agitated, ardent, characteristic, constitutional, demonstrative, dispositional, edgy, emote, emotiometabolic, emotiomotor, emotionable, emotionalize, emotionally unstable, emotiovascular, emotive, enthusiastic, eruptive, excitable, excited, explosive, feeling, fervent, fervid, frantic, glandular, gut, heartfelt, heated, high-mettled, high-spirited, high-strung, highly emotional, hotheaded, hysterical, impassioned, inflammable, innate, intellectual, irascible, irrational, irritable, mental, mettlesome, moving, nervous, of soul, overdemonstrative, passionate, perturbable, poignant, prickly, ranting, responsive, rhapsodic, rhapsodical, sensitive, sentient, sentimental, skittish, softhearted, soulful, spiritual, startlish, stirring, susceptible, susceptive, sympathetic, temperamental, tender, tense, touching, touchy, visceral, volatile, volcanic, warm, wild, zealous


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