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emotionalist

[ih-moh-shuh-nl-ist] /ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who appeals to the emotions, especially unduly.
2.
a person easily affected by emotion.
3.
a person who bases conduct, or the theory of conduct, upon feelings rather than reason:
a romantic emotionalist.
Origin of emotionalist
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; emotional + -ist
Related forms
emotionalistic, adjective
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  • He is a stoic and a fatalist by nature, but an emotionalist as well.

  • But all history shows that the emotionalist cannot compete with the materialist upon his own ground.

  • Sir Christopher was not a reformer or a sociologist, nor even an emotionalist either.

    A Young Man's Year Anthony Hope
  • But the business man is dependent upon the emotionalist and the sensualist, too, for the success of his designs.

    Command William McFee
  • The emotionalist, too, is no longer on safe ground in protesting his miracles of conversion.

    Painted Windows Harold Begbie

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