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.
- e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- hy·per·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- hy·per·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- non·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- non·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- o·ver·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- o·ver·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- pre·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- pre·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- pseu·do·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- pseu·do·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- qua·si-e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- qua·si-e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- sem·i·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- sem·i·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
- un·e·mo·tion·al, adjective
- un·e·mo·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use emotional in a sentence
Fifteen-minute weekly sessions with licensed therapists provide people the chance to discuss their emotional states with a designated professional.
Emotion matters, and if you have an opportunity to create emotional content, you’re much more likely to be successful.Want media coverage? Make sure your content is emotional | Amanda Milligan | August 7, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The stress led to emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion.Even small changes can help you combat workplace burnout | Kyle Hegarty | July 31, 2020 | Quartz
It goes beyond the keyword to promise you something to satisfy an emotional need.
These cells are likely “highly interconnected nodes that form a distinct network community” to tune the strength of emotional memories.Towards ‘Eternal Sunshine’? New Links Found Between Memory and Emotion | Shelly Fan | July 28, 2020 | Singularity Hub
You have to acknowledge your age and position in life, for me quite a lot of those emotionally fueled songs were hormone songs.
In the process, we get straightjacketed into emotionally distant, competitive lives.
In this American dream, we are emotionally tied to the people and land of our communities.
This year, with slightly more worldliness and way fewer drinks consumed, I could see the emotionally fraught underbelly.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots | Emily Shire | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many of the women also claimed they were in emotionally vulnerable states when Cosby allegedly set his sights on them.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004 | Marlow Stern | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He won't butt his head against a stone wall either intellectually, emotionally, or physically.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Whether Bradish felt its influence or not, he had at least the air of a man emotionally much stirred.Love in a Cloud | Arlo Bates
Liam's sleeping bag was warm and welcoming after a long, emotionally exhausting day.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Emotionally and otherwise, the Queen's personality corresponds to that of the King, but is more magnetic.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot | L. W. de Laurence
No experience, however, is emotionally continuous, nor was their intimacy by any means wholly on this plane of conflict.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete | Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for emotional
of, characteristic of, or expressive of emotion
readily or excessively affected by emotion
appealing to or arousing emotion: an emotional piece of music
caused, determined, or actuated by emotion rather than reason: an emotional argument
- emotionality, noun
- emotionally, adverb
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