- emotionally correct,
- emotive meaning,
Origin of emotive
Examples from the Web for emotive
Emotive words and evocative phrases give language its power.
It gets us over that initial, high-stakes moment of emotive acclamation, and skips straight to the conversation.Zany, Cute, Interesting: What the Words We Use Say About Us|Benjamin Lytal|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Kawakubo is not a designer who excels at communicating joy—at least not the emotive version of it.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons|Robin Givhan|March 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ted Wells, an emotive, powerful giant of a lawyer, is already achieving results for the embattled governor of New York.
Mental, emotive, and power characteristics are signified by various tone pitches.
Now my life was like a garden in the emotive torpor of spring; now my life was like a flower conscious of the light.Confessions of a Young Man|George Moore
He admits your figures to his conscious belief more readily than he would credit them if spoken in an emotive or power tone.
It is an emotive manifestation that stirs one's whole nature and vitalizes every part of the body.Vitality Supreme|Bernarr Macfadden
Employ the emotive tone to convey ideas of your truthfulness and honor.
1735, "causing movement," from Latin emot-, past participle stem of emovere (see emotion) + -ive. Meaning "capable of emotion" is from 1881; that of "evoking emotions" is from 1923, originally in literary criticism.