Definition of Emotional

1. Adjective. Determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason. "It was an emotional judgment"

Antonyms: Cerebral
Derivative terms: Emotion, Emotionality

2. Adjective. Of more than usual emotion. "His behavior was highly emotional"

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to emotion. "An emotional crisis"
Partainyms: Emotion
Derivative terms: Emotion, Emotionality

4. Adjective. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion. "She was worked up about all the noise"
Exact synonyms: Aroused, Excited, Worked Up
Similar to: Agitated
Derivative terms: Emotionality

Definition of Emotional

1. a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational; as, an emotional nature.

Definition of Emotional

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the emotions. ¹

2. Adjective. Characterised by emotion. ¹

3. Adjective. Determined by emotion rather than reason. ¹

4. Adjective. Appealing to or arousing emotion. ¹

5. Adjective. Easily affected by emotion. ¹

6. Adjective. Readily displaying emotion. ¹

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Definition of Emotional

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Emotional

1. Pertaining to the emotions. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emotional

emotional (current term)
emotional age
emotional amenorrhoea
emotional amnesia
emotional arousal
emotional attitudes
emotional blackmail
emotional build
emotional deprivation
emotional disease
emotional disorder
emotional disturbance
emotional intelligence
emotional leukocytosis
emotional overlay

Literary usage of Emotional

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1. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1908)
"When the outward deeds are inhibited, these latter emotional expressions still remain, ... Instinctive reactions and emotional expressions tini* shade ..."

2. The Homophonic Forms of Musical Composition: An Exhaustive Treatise on the by Percy Goetschius (1898)
"95 and 96. afford that complex of resources out of which the scarcely definable (for convenience called emotional) elements of musical thought are evolved. ..."

3. A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: A Basic Manual by Diane DePanfilis, Marsha K. Salus (1994)
"Sexual abuse can involve varying degrees of violence and emotional trauma. The most commonly reported cases involve incest (sexual abuse occurring among ..."

4. The Principles of Expression in Pianoforte Playing by Adolph Friedrich Christiani (1885)
"emotional and Intellectual Expression Combined. But " Wo das Strenge mit dcm Zarten, ... emotional expression " is spasmodic, and may be dispensed with. ..."

5. Source Book for Social Origins: Ethnological Materials, Psychological by William Isaac Thomas (1909)
"Here, then, are our guides in studying the emotional nature of primitive man. ... And the relatively-simple emotional consciousness thus characterized, ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1914)
"The emotional relations. The emotional substratum of sentences is to some extent independent of these discursive relations. The different elements in a ..."

7. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"McDougall finds that the original responses of inner emotional states are seven in number—fear, disgust, wonder, anger, subjection or negative self-feeling, ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"sonality from lack of an excitable emotional mechanism, while another with a ... The various difficulties attendant on the study of our emotional nature, ..."

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