emotive


emo·tive

adjective \i-ˈmō-tiv\

: of or relating to emotions

: causing strong emotions for or against something

Full Definition of EMOTIVE

1
:  of or relating to the emotions
2
:  appealing to or expressing emotion <the emotive use of language>
emo·tive·ly adverb
emo·tiv·i·ty \i-ˌmō-ˈti-və-tē, ˌē-ˌmō-\ noun

First Known Use of EMOTIVE

1830

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: emotive theory
Previous Word in the Dictionary: emotionless
All Words Near: emotive

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up emotive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More