emotionality

noun
emo·​tion·​al·​i·​ty | \ i-ˌmō-shə-ˈna-lə-tē How to pronounce emotionality (audio) \

Definition of emotionality

: the quality or state of being emotional or highly emotional And I would have grasped that emotionality at the workplace is not a female issue—men and women are equally driven by it, even if the emotions are sometimes expressed differently.— Anne Kreamer Spock was torn between the emotionality of his human side and a Vulcan's zealous commitment to logic.— Liam Stack Sinéad O'Connor's trademark is a searing emotionality reminiscent of James Dean. Her piercing eyes stare unrelentingly at the audience as she shares personal loss in a song written by Prince.— Timothy Carlson

First Known Use of emotionality

1842, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Emotionality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emotionality. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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