Definitions for emotionalɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•mo•tion•alɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or involving the emotions.

  2. easily affected by emotion.

  3. attempting to sway the emotions:

    an emotional plea for funds.

  4. showing or describing very strong emotions.

  5. based on emotion rather than reason:

    an emotional decision.

Origin of emotional:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. emotional(adj)

    determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason

    "it was an emotional judgment"

  2. emotional(adj)

    of more than usual emotion

    "his behavior was highly emotional"

  3. emotional(adj)

    of or pertaining to emotion

    "emotional health"; "an emotional crisis"

  4. aroused, emotional, excited, worked up(adj)

    (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

    "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. emotional(adjective)ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl

    relating to your feelings

    your emotional health

  2. emotionalɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl

    causing sadness or pity

    an emotional speech

  3. emotionalɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl

    (of a person) likely to show their feelings

    a very emotional child


  1. emotional(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the emotions.

    emotional crisis

  2. emotional(Adjective)

    Characterised by emotion.

  3. emotional(Adjective)

    Determined by emotion rather than reason.

    emotional decision

  4. emotional(Adjective)

    Appealing to or arousing emotion.

    emotional speech

  5. emotional(Adjective)

    Easily affected by emotion.

    Sheu2019s an emotional person.

  6. emotional(Adjective)

    Readily displaying emotion.

    emotional greeting

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emotional(adj)

    pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational; as, an emotional nature


  1. Emotional

    Emotional is the fourth studio album by the Austrian musician Falco released in 1986.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emotional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2804

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emotional' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4339

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emotional' in Adjectives Frequency: #377

Translations for emotional

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of the emotions

Emotional problems are affecting her work.

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