- 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 </p>
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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