a person who appeals to the emotions, especially unduly.
a person easily affected by emotion.
a person who bases conduct, or the theory of conduct, upon feelings rather than reason: a romantic emotionalist.

Origin of emotionalist

First recorded in 1865–70; emotional + -ist
Related formse·mo·tion·al·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for emotionalist

Historical Examples of emotionalist

  • He is a stoic and a fatalist by nature, but an emotionalist as well.

  • But all history shows that the emotionalist cannot compete with the materialist upon his own ground.

  • Sir Christopher was not a reformer or a sociologist, nor even an emotionalist either.

    A Young Man's Year

    Anthony Hope

  • But the business man is dependent upon the emotionalist and the sensualist, too, for the success of his designs.


    William McFee

  • The emotionalist, too, is no longer on safe ground in protesting his miracles of conversion.

    Painted Windows

    Harold Begbie