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[ih-moh-shuh-nal-i-tee] /ɪˌmoʊ ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti/
emotional state or quality:
the emotionality of the artistic temperament.
Origin of emotionality
First recorded in 1860-65; emotional + -ity
Related forms
hyperemotionality, noun
overemotionality, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All these things—vanity, emotionality, romanticism, courtship—are poor training for the home.

    The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson
  • The fact must be told in brief sentences, with a total absence of emotionality.

    Literature and Life William Dean Howells
  • The Jewish home reverberates with emotionality and largely through this attitude of the Jewish housewife.

    The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson
  • A certain combination in this class produces the trait of "emotionality," or superficial feeling and sympathy.

    How to Read Human Nature William Walker Atkinson

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