Origin of emotion
OTHER WORDS FROM emotione·mo·tion·a·ble, adjectivee·mo·tion·less, adjectivepre·e·mo·tion, noun
Words nearby emotion
What does emotion mean?
An emotion is a spontaneous mental reaction, such as joy, sorrow, hate, and love. Emotions always involve mental activity and sometimes have physical effects on the body, as in She could tell what emotion he was feeling by looking at his face.
The word emotion is used generally to refer collectively to these intense feelings or an expression of them, as in The director really wanted to see some emotion from the lead actress.
What causes someone’s emotions and how someone feels or expresses their emotions differs from person to person. You and your friend might both feel sad to have failed an important test. Your reaction to your sad emotion might be to cry, while your friend’s reaction might be to shout.
The word emotional describes something that is related to emotions, causing an emotion to happen, or easily experiencing emotions.
Example: I have a hard time sharing my emotions with people and instead try to appear stoic.
Where does emotion come from?
The first records of emotion come from the 1570s. It ultimately comes from the Latin ēmovēre, meaning “to disturb.”
Emotions are part of the human consciousness. They often strongly affect a person’s behavior, and many people will go to extremes to not have to feel a negative emotion, such as fear, or to feel a positive one, such as happiness.
People are often told to control their emotions, especially children. But emotions are spontaneous responses. That is, they happen without conscious thought or planning. We can’t control them, and there is no right or wrong emotion. Emotions just are. Instead, we can control our reactions to our emotions. When we’re angry, for example, we can choose to say so rather than punch something.
Scientists theorize that humans aren’t the only animals capable of experiencing emotions. For example, if you approach a mouse, it will most likely run and hide from you out of fear. And research has shown that chimpanzees seem to behave in ways that suggest they feel emotions such as sadness, joy, and love.
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What are some other forms related to emotion?
- emotional (adjective)
- emotionless (adjective)
- emotionable (adjective)
- preemotion (noun)
What are some synonyms for emotion?
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How is emotion used in real life?
Emotion is a common word that means the intense feelings that we commonly experience.
Please remember that you’re allowed to be upset and angry. Please allow yourself to feel it. Suppressing your emotions isn’t healthy. Sending so much love ♡
— Emily Canham (@EmilyCanham) December 19, 2020
Shout out to everyone who is in constant emotional turmoil but deals with it by convincing others that they experience little to no emotion.
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) July 3, 2019
The sin is almost never in the emotion of anger but in your response to that emotion. (Psalm 4:4)
— Ron Edmondson (@RonEdmondson) January 19, 2011
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What are other ways to say emotion?
The noun emotion is used to refer to any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or love, or to any strong agitation of feelings. How is emotion different from passion, feeling, and sentiment? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
How to use emotion in a sentence
In movies like Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Memento, and more, he’s been toying with that concept, finding emotion and feeling in the emotionless fabric of the universe.The ancient palindrome that explains Christopher Nolan’s Tenet|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
The stories that tend to go viral on Facebook are those that stoke emotion and divisiveness, critics argue.Facebook plans to block users in Australia from sharing news|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Rivers and LeBron James had passionately described the emotions the NBA community felt after seeing the video of Blake’s shooting.
People living in small, relatively isolated communities, such as Himba farmers and herders in southern Africa, often rank facial emotions differently than Westerners do if asked to describe on their own what a facial expression shows, Roberson says.Ancient sculptures hint at universal facial expressions across cultures|Bruce Bower|August 19, 2020|Science News
When we see an emotion on the face of another, we feel it ourselves.
Throughout all the stories of loss and pain with the Chief, there was barely a trace of emotion.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The shared feelings, the bubbling emotion, the awe: she became an experience.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She suggests mindfulness exercises to help us process the emotion before it triggers a response.
Even when he opens up, the sentences are wooden, the scenes sucked dry of emotion.
He was not a man given to casual affectionate display; the moment was charged with emotion.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
But I doubt if he feels any particular emotion himself, when he is piercing you through with his rendering.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The medium pitch expresses warmth, emotion, and the heart qualities.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Her fat red cheeks would quiver with emotion, and be wet with briny tears, over the sorrows of Mr. Trollope's heroines.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Even the stern, inflexible commander turned to hide an emotion he would have blushed to betray.