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emotional

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of emotional

  1. 1 having or expressing great depth of feeling <worship at revival meetings often takes a markedly emotional form> Synonyms ardent, blazing, burning, charged, demonstrative, fervent, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, religious, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-bloodedRelated Words gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, sugary; histrionic, melodramatic; enthusiastic, gung ho, keen, zealous; enamored, infatuated, obsessed; uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; frenzied, orgiastic, overemotional, overexcited, overheatedNear Antonyms detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional

  2. 2 having the power to affect the feelings or sympathies <in one emotional scene in the movie the boy must say goodbye to his extraterrestrial friend> Synonyms affecting, moving, impactful, impressive, poignant, stirring, touchingRelated Words eloquent, expressive, meaningful, significant; demonstrative, excitable, feeling, passionate, responsive, sensitive; exciting, inspirational, provoking, rousing, stimulating; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric); catharticNear Antonyms cold, cool, detached, dispassionate, emotionless; deadpanAntonyms unaffecting, unemotional, unimpressive

  3. 3 showing feeling freely <the fact that he is not a very emotional person does not mean that he is not a loving, caring father> Synonyms effusive, demonstrative, touchy-feely, uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrainedRelated Words dramatic, histrionic, hyperemotional, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric); gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, sentimental; communicative, expansive; extroverted (also extraverted), outgoing; affectionate, feeling, intense, loving, passionate, sensitive, soulful, warm; blunt, candid, frank, outspoken, plainNear Antonyms constrained; quiet, reticent, silent, taciturn; bashful, modest, retiring, shy; introverted, self-directed; aloof, detached, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, indifferent, phlegmatic, stolid, unconcerned, unfeeling; chilly, cold, frigid, glacial, hard-boiled, hard-edged, hard-hearted, icy, unfriendlyAntonyms inhibited, reserved, restrained, undemonstrative, unemotional





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