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emotionalism

[ ih-moh-shuh-nl-iz-uhm ]

noun

  1. excessively emotional character:

    the emotionalism of sentimental fiction.

  2. strong or excessive appeal to the emotions:

    the emotionalism of patriotic propaganda.

  3. a tendency to display or respond with undue emotion, especially morbid emotion.
  4. unwarranted expression or display of emotion.


emotionalism

/ ɪˈməʊʃənəˌlɪzəm /

noun

  1. emotional nature, character, or quality
  2. a tendency to yield readily to the emotions
  3. an appeal to the emotions, esp an excessive appeal, as to an audience
  4. a doctrine stressing the value of deeply felt responses in ethics and the arts


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Derived Forms

  • eˈmotionalist, noun
  • eˌmotionalˈistic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • none·motion·al·ism noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of emotionalism1

First recorded in 1860–65; emotional + -ism
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Example Sentences

Like the Furies, the Cheneys stand for unreason and emotionalism.

It is apt to confuse vague emotionalism and even hysteria with communion with God.

The very period which produced the rationalism of Maimonides gave birth to the emotionalism of the Kabbala.

Let there be none of this horrible emotionalism, this undignified welter of thought and feeling.

Normal control, conventional standards, old careful habits of conduct, were broken through at a time of excessive emotionalism.

That sort of courage is seldom moral; it is, at bottom, emotionalism.

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