emo·​tion·​al·​ist i-ˈmō-sh(ə-)nə-list How to pronounce emotionalist (audio)
: one who bases a theory or policy on an emotional conviction
: one prone to emotionalism
emotionalistic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of emotionalist was in 1865

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“Emotionalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emotionalist. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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