over·​emo·​tion·​al ˌō-vər-i-ˈmō-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce overemotional (audio)
: unusually or excessively emotional
an overemotional speech/person
… you have people … making it seem like it's somehow unacceptable to write songs about your real emotions—that it somehow makes you irrational and overemotionalTaylor Swift
overemotionally adverb
reacting overemotionally

Examples of overemotional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web West threatened a lawsuit over his portrayal as an overemotional, insecure, and miserable executive still haunted by his six losses to the Celtics in the Finals. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, 7 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overemotional was in 1886

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“Overemotional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overemotional. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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