emotive

[ih-moh-tiv]
adjective
1.
characterized by or pertaining to emotion: the emotive and rational capacities of humankind.
2.
productive of or directed toward the emotions: Artistic distortion is often an emotive use of form.

Origin:
1725–35; emot(ion) + -ive

emotively, adverb
emotiveness, emotivity [ee-moh-tiv-i-tee, ih-moh-] , noun
hyperemotive, adjective
hyperemotively, adverb
hyperemotiveness, noun
hyperemotivity, noun
nonemotive, adjective
nonemotively, adverb
nonemotiveness, noun
unemotive, adjective
unemotively, adverb
unemotiveness, noun
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emotive (ɪˈməʊtɪv)
 
adj
1.  tending or designed to arouse emotion
2.  of or characterized by emotion
 
usage  Emotional is preferred to emotive when describing a display of emotion: he was given an emotional (not emotive) welcome
 
e'motively
 
adv
 
e'motiveness
 
n
 
emo'tivity
 
n

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Word Origin & History

emotive
1735, "causing movement," from L. emot-, pp. stem of emovere (see emotion) + -ive. Meaning "capable of emotion" is from 1881; that of "evoking emotions" is from 1923, originally in literary criticism.
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Example sentences
He's still a gutsy, emotive singer, and the music strives to be up to the
  minute.
But charities are using the same emotive photos they used then to pitch for
  money.
That's using an emotive argument to belittle anyone that disagrees with him.
The precious textures of life are symbolized beautifully in this emotive image.
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