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emotive

[ih-moh-tiv] /ɪˈmoʊ tɪv/
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
1725-1735
1725-35; emot(ion) + -ive
Related forms
emotively, adverb
emotiveness, emotivity
[ee-moh-tiv-i-tee, ih-moh-] /ˌi moʊˈtɪv ɪ ti, ɪ moʊ-/ (Show IPA),
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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British Dictionary definitions for hyperemotive

emotive

/ɪˈməʊtɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or designed to arouse emotion
2.
of or characterized by emotion
Derived Forms
emotively, adverb
emotiveness, emotivity, noun
Usage note
Emotional is preferred to emotive when describing a display of emotion: he was given an emotional (not emotive) welcome
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Word Origin and History for hyperemotive

emotive

v.

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.

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