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English adjective: emotional

1. emotional determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason


SamplesIt was an emotional judgment.


Antonymscerebral, intellectual

2. emotional of more than usual emotion


SamplesHis behavior was highly emotional.


Similaraffectional, affective, bathetic, cathartic, charged, drippy, emotive, funky, het up, hokey, hot-blooded, kitschy, little, low-down, lyric, lyrical, maudlin, mawkish, mind-blowing, moody, mushy, overemotional, releasing, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, sloppy, slushy, soppy, soulful, soupy, supercharged, temperamental, warm-toned


See alsoaffected, moved, moving, passionate, stirred, touched, warm


Attributeemotionalism, emotionality


Antonymsunemotional

3. emotional of or pertaining to emotion


SamplesEmotional health.
An emotional crisis.

4. emotional (of persons) excessively affected by emotion


SamplesHe would become emotional over nothing at all.
She was worked up about all the noise.


Synonymsaroused, excited, worked up


Similaragitated


Antonymsunagitated









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