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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


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



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