Definition of emotional in English:


Line breaks: emo|tion¦al
Pronunciation: /ɪˈməʊʃ(ə)n(ə)l




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  • In spite of their lack of words, his images have a strong political charge and sensitive emotionalism depicted through intense graphic design.
  • As already indicated, the intense emotionalism about the liberal moment was suggestive of novelty - the appearance of a new dawn.
  • Sometimes, you think, we are becoming soft, far more ready to give way to sloppy self-indulgent emotionalism than our parents and grandparents were.


noun & adjective
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  • And the heroes of these films are nearly always pragmatists, the middle ground between the emotionalists and cold rationalists around them.
  • And this is far more moving than a conventionally emotionalist narrative.
  • Absence of such understanding led in the past to the intensely emotionalist approach which set the vague notion of ‘feeling’ as an arbiter.


Pronunciation: /-ˈnalɪti/
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  • Sorting out what constitutes reasonable and unreasonable emotionality is a highly charged, and often highly personal, endeavor.
  • Poetry, for her, is an eloquent language that best expresses emotionality, sensuality and ethereal moments.
  • Her qualities were valued but her emotionality surprised the team.


(also emotionalise) verb
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  • ‘Gay marriage, as a term, emotionalises the whole issue,’ he said.
  • Just as before, Levin tries to intellectualize the situation, while Kitty only knows how to ‘emotionalize’ it.
  • I was also annoyed at the media for its rampant simplification and emotionalising of the issues.


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  • Despite the frustration, he had been too busy at the time to be emotionally affected.
  • In these circumstances, working at the unit is demanding and emotionally draining for staff.
  • In these situations jealousy can seem like a logical reaction to an emotionally violent incident.

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