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emotional

[ih-moh-shuh-nl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or involving emotion or the emotions.
2.
subject to or easily affected by emotion: We are an emotional family, given to demonstrations of affection.
3.
appealing to the emotions: an emotional request for contributions.
4.
showing or revealing very strong emotions: an emotional scene in a play.
5.
actuated, effected, or determined by emotion rather than reason: An emotional decision is often a wrong decision.
6.
governed by emotion: He is in a highly emotional state of mind.

Origin:
1840–50; emotion + -al1

emotionally, adverb
hyperemotional, adjective
hyperemotionally, adverb
nonemotional, adjective
nonemotionally, adverb
overemotional, adjective
overemotionally, adverb
preemotional, adjective
preemotionally, adverb
pseudoemotional, adjective
pseudoemotionally, adverb
quasi-emotional, adjective
quasi-emotionally, adverb
semiemotional, adjective
semiemotionally, adverb
unemotional, adjective
unemotionally, adverb


2. temperamental, effusive, demonstrative, sentimental.


2. undemonstrative, unsentimental, inexpressive.
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emotional (ɪˈməʊʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  of, characteristic of, or expressive of emotion
2.  readily or excessively affected by emotion
3.  appealing to or arousing emotion: an emotional piece of music
4.  caused, determined, or actuated by emotion rather than reason: an emotional argument
 
emotion'ality
 
n
 
e'motionally
 
adv

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emotional
1857, from emotion + -al. Related: Emotionally. Emotional intelligence coined by mid-1960s, popular from mid-1980s.
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