emotional state or quality: the emotionality of the artistic temperament.

Origin of emotionality

First recorded in 1860–65; emotional + -ity
Related formshy·per·e·mo·tion·al·i·ty, nouno·ver·e·mo·tion·al·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for emotionality

Historical Examples of emotionality

  • The fact must be told in brief sentences, with a total absence of emotionality.

    Literature and Life

    William Dean Howells

  • A certain combination in this class produces the trait of "emotionality," or superficial feeling and sympathy.

    How to Read Human Nature

    William Walker Atkinson

  • All these things—vanity, emotionality, romanticism, courtship—are poor training for the home.

    The Nervous Housewife

    Abraham Myerson

  • The Jewish home reverberates with emotionality and largely through this attitude of the Jewish housewife.

    The Nervous Housewife

    Abraham Myerson