emotional

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adjective emo·tion·al \i-ˈmō-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Definition of emotional

  1. 1 :  of or relating to emotion an emotional disorder

  2. 2 :  dominated by or prone to emotion an emotional person

  3. 3 :  appealing to or arousing emotion an emotional sermon

  4. 4 :  markedly aroused or agitated in feeling or sensibilities gets emotional at weddings

emotionality

play \i-ˌmō-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

emotionally

play \i-ˈmō-shnə-lē, -shə-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of emotional in a sentence

  1. He's a very emotional person.

  2. worship at revival meetings often takes a markedly emotional form

1834

First Known Use of emotional

1834



EMOTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

emotional

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adjective emo·tion·al \i-ˈmō-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

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

emotional

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adjective emo·tion·al \i-ˈmō-shə-nəl\

Definition of emotional for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to a person's feelings an emotional upset

  2. 2 :  likely to show or express feelings He gets emotional at weddings.

  3. 3 :  expressing strong feelings an emotional speech

emotionally

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