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emotion

noun emo·tion \i-ˈmō-shən\

: a strong feeling (such as love, anger, joy, hate, or fear)

Full Definition of EMOTION

1
a obsolete :  disturbance
b :  excitement
2
a :  the affective aspect of consciousness :  feeling
b :  a state of feeling
c :  a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body

Examples of EMOTION

  1. a display of raw emotion
  2. The defendant showed no emotion when the verdict was read.
  3. She was overcome with emotion at the news of her friend's death.

Origin of EMOTION

Middle French, from emouvoir to stir up, from Old French esmovoir, from Latin emovēre to remove, displace, from e- + movēre to move
First Known Use: 1579

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emotion

noun emo·tion \i-ˈmō-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EMOTION

1
:  the affective aspect of consciousness
2
:  a state of feeling
3
:  a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body—compare affect
emo·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
emo·tion·al·i·ty \-ˌmō-shə-ˈnal-ət-ē\ noun, plural emo·tion·al·i·ties
emo·tion·al·ly \-ˈmō-shnə-lē, -shən-əl-ē\ adverb

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