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emotional

[ ih-moh-shuh-nl ]
/ ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl /
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adjective

pertaining to or involving emotion or the emotions.
subject to or easily affected by emotion: We are an emotional family, given to demonstrations of affection.
appealing to the emotions: an emotional request for contributions.
showing or revealing very strong emotions: an emotional scene in a play.
actuated, effected, or determined by emotion rather than reason: An emotional decision is often a wrong decision.
governed by emotion: He is in a highly emotional state of mind.

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Origin of emotional

First recorded in 1840–50; emotion + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for emotional

emotional
/ (ɪˈməʊʃənəl) /

adjective

of, characteristic of, or expressive of emotion
readily or excessively affected by emotion
appealing to or arousing emotionan emotional piece of music
caused, determined, or actuated by emotion rather than reasonan emotional argument
emotionality, nounemotionally, adverb
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