emotional

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adjective emo·tion·al \-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 \-ˌmō-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

emotionally

play \-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 \-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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