- pertaining to or involving emotion or the emotions.
- subject to or easily affected by emotion: We are an emotional family, given to demonstrations of affection.
- appealing to the emotions: an emotional request for contributions.
- showing or revealing very strong emotions: an emotional scene in a play.
- actuated, effected, or determined by emotion rather than reason: An emotional decision is often a wrong decision.
- governed by emotion: He is in a highly emotional state of mind.
Origin of emotional
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2. temperamental, effusive, demonstrative, sentimental.
2. undemonstrative, unsentimental, inexpressive.
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Examples from the Web for emotional
Deep, situational, and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a POINT!Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie
January 9, 2015
Human evolution has left men as deeply wired for emotional connections to children as women are.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
Dern, then, is responsible for carrying the emotional weight of some of the most wrenching scenes in the pair of tearjerkers.
To call Wild an emotional film would be an egregious disservice to its astounding journey to screen.
The first three episodes were very quick, but there were also episodes that were about emotional movement.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead
December 2, 2014
As we should say to-day, he was too emotional, and lived on his nerves.The Man Shakespeare
New Yorkers aren't like our whole-souled, emotional Western folks.The Bacillus of Beauty
The only thing that matters to us is the emotional state of the masses.The Secret Agent
His emotional nature had never, as yet, been deeply stirred.The Inn at the Red Oak
We are careless of form and type, yet we crave the emotional stimulus.The American Mind
- of, characteristic of, or expressive of emotion
- readily or excessively affected by emotion
- appealing to or arousing emotionan emotional piece of music
- caused, determined, or actuated by emotion rather than reasonan emotional argument
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Word Origin and History for emotional
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