emotive

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adjective emo·tive \i-ˈmō-tiv\

Definition of emotive

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the emotions

  2. 2 :  appealing to or expressing emotion <the emotive use of language>

emotively

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emotivity

play \i-ˌmō-ˈti-və-tē, ˌē-ˌmō-\ noun

1830

First Known Use of emotive

1830


EMOTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

emotive

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adjective emo·tive \i-ˈmō-tiv\

Definition of emotive for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to emotions

  • : causing strong emotions for or against something


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