emotionalism

[ih-moh-shuh-nl-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
excessively emotional character: the emotionalism of sentimental fiction.
2.
strong or excessive appeal to the emotions: the emotionalism of patriotic propaganda.
3.
a tendency to display or respond with undue emotion, especially morbid emotion.
4.
unwarranted expression or display of emotion.

Origin:
1860–65; emotional + -ism

nonemotionalism, noun


sentimentality, mawkishness.
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emotionalism (ɪˈməʊʃənəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  emotional nature, character, or quality
2.  a tendency to yield readily to the emotions
3.  an appeal to the emotions, esp an excessive appeal, as to an audience
4.  a doctrine stressing the value of deeply felt responses in ethics and the arts
 
e'motionalist
 
n
 
emotional'istic
 
adj

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Example sentences
He was a big hitter in a debate all too often mired in emotionalism.
But this shallow aperçu can't explain the profound emotionalism of the scene.
Loud talking, excessive emotionalism, or any other type of disruptive behavior
  will not be permitted.
Then their opponents used their emotionalism against them.
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