[ ih-moh-shuh-nl-ist ]
/ ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl ɪst /


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

OTHER WORDS FROM emotionalist

e·mo·tion·al·is·tic, adjective
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