Definition of emotional
1 : of or relating to emotion <an emotional disorder>
2 : dominated by or prone to emotion <an emotional person>
3 : appealing to or arousing emotion <an emotional sermon>
4 : markedly aroused or agitated in feeling or sensibilities <gets emotional at weddings>
emotionalityplay \i-ˌmō-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
emotionallyplay \i-ˈmō-shnə-lē, -shə-nəl-ē\ adverb
Examples of emotional in a sentence
He's a very emotional person.
<worship at revival meetings often takes a markedly emotional form>
First Known Use of emotional
EMOTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emotional for English Language Learners
: relating to emotions
: likely to show or express emotion : easily upset, excited, etc.
: showing emotion
EMOTIONAL Defined for Kids
Definition of emotional for Students
1 : relating to a person's feelings <an emotional upset>
2 : likely to show or express feelings <He gets emotional at weddings.>
3 : expressing strong feelings <an emotional speech>
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