pertaining to or noting a socially acceptable, normative reaction to an emotional situation: He's a nice guy but doesn't always say the emotionally correct thing.
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Related formsemotional correctness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for emotional correctness
pressure on an individual to be seen to feel the same emotion as others
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