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.
- e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- hy·per·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- hy·per·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- non·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- non·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- o·ver·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- o·ver·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- pre·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- pre·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- pseu·do·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- pseu·do·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- qua·si-e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- qua·si-e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- sem·i·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- sem·i·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- un·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- un·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use emotional in a sentence
Jose Antonio Vargas, 39Founder, Define AmericanAs an undocumented entrepreneur, I’m used to physical limitations that lead to mental and emotional blocks.How this year’s 40 Under 40 are surviving the pandemic | jonathanvanian2015 | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
We are committed to providing high-quality care to youth with special, and often complex, emotional, behavioral and psychiatric needs.Paris Hilton was the original influencer. Now a new documentary lets viewers see past the facade | ehinchliffe | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
Accordingly, I see on a daily basis how the quality of yesterday’s communication impacts today’s productivity, through lasting effects that can be content-driven but, realistically, are more often emotional.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in tech | Rachel King | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
Audio and video clips from protests can evoke an emotional and visceral reaction in those who see them.How an overload of riot porn is driving conflict in the streets | Bobbie Johnson | September 3, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Many ad sellers remain unable to have conversations with advertisers about the fourth quarter, as brands remain wary of committing to investments in a year when the economic, political and emotional outlook for the country keeps changing.While cut media company pay might be returning soon, confidence in the ad marketplace not on the horizon | Max Willens | September 2, 2020 | Digiday
Deep, situational, and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a POINT!
Human evolution has left men as deeply wired for emotional connections to children as women are.
She had been, he says, the backbone of their family and losing her shifted their entire emotional landscape.
This breach is an extraordinary emotional drag on the exhausted population.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive | Peter Schwartzstein | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it is the lasting emotional scars that have been the hardest to deal with.
It was, of course, the suppressed emotional energy finding another outlet.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
First, the act of prayer is emotional, and so calms the man who prays, for much of his excitement is worked off.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Artistic and emotional by temperament, he early threw himself heart and soul into literature.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
I was blinded by passion; but that my emotional depths were not even stirred was manifested by the rapidity of my convalescence.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
What have we to do with such dreamy, self-centred, emotional holiness, here and now in London?God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for emotional
of, characteristic of, or expressive of emotion
readily or excessively affected by emotion
appealing to or arousing emotion: an emotional piece of music
caused, determined, or actuated by emotion rather than reason: an emotional argument
- emotionality, noun
- emotionally, adverb
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