- excessively emotional character: the emotionalism of sentimental fiction.
- strong or excessive appeal to the emotions: the emotionalism of patriotic propaganda.
- a tendency to display or respond with undue emotion, especially morbid emotion.
- unwarranted expression or display of emotion.
Origin of emotionalism
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Examples from the Web for emotionalism
Like the Furies, the Cheneys stand for unreason and emotionalism.Cheney Blood Lust
October 22, 2009
Nowhere do we find such a combination of emotionalism with sanity.The Rural Life Problem of the United States
Horace Curzon Plunkett
Nor did the delicate female monopolize all the delicacy and emotionalism.The Secret Life
The Italians of the north have none of the emotionalism of the Neapolitans.Letters to an Unknown
That sort of courage is seldom moral; it is, at bottom, emotionalism.The Locusts' Years
Mary Helen Fee
And yet all the emotionalism of this climax was centered elsewhere.The Zeppelin's Passenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
- emotional nature, character, or quality
- a tendency to yield readily to the emotions
- an appeal to the emotions, esp an excessive appeal, as to an audience
- a doctrine stressing the value of deeply felt responses in ethics and the arts
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