any strong feeling
A person's internal state of being and involuntary physiological response to an object or a situation, based on or tied to physical state and sensory data.
A reaction by an non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.
Origin: From émotion, from émouvoir based on Latin emotus, past participle of emovo, from e- (variant of ex-), and movo.
a moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some sensible effect on the body
In psychology, philosophy, and their many subsets, emotion is the generic term for subjective, conscious experience that is characterized primarily by psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states. Emotion is often associated and considered reciprocally influential with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation, as well as influenced by hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin, oxytocin, cortisol and GABA. Emotion is often the driving force behind motivation, positive or negative. An alternative definition of emotion is a "positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of physiological activity." The physiology of emotion is closely linked to arousal of the nervous system with various states and strengths of arousal relating, apparently, to particular emotions. Although those acting primarily on emotion may seem as if they are not thinking, cognition is an important aspect of emotion, particularly the interpretation of events. For example, the experience of fear usually occurs in response to a threat. The cognition of danger and subsequent arousal of the nervous system is an integral component to the subsequent interpretation and labeling of that arousal as an emotional state. Emotion is also linked to behavioral tendency.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
e-mō′shun, n. a moving of the feelings: agitation of mind: (phil.) one of the three groups of the phenomena of the mind.&mdasmdash;adj. Emō′tional.—n. Emō′tionalism, tendency to emotional excitement, the habit of working on the emotions, the indulgence of superficial emotion.—adv. Emō′tionally.—adjs. Emō′tionless; Emō′tive, pertaining to the emotions. [L. emotion-em—emovēre, emōtum, to stir up—e, forth, movēre, to move.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'emotion' in Nouns Frequency: #1253
The numerical value of emotion in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of emotion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- عاطفة, عواطف, إحساس, المشاعرArabic
- emosiya, duyğuAzerbaijani
- пачуццё, эмо́цыяBelarusian
- чу́вство, емо́цияBulgarian
- emocióCatalan, Valencian
- Emotion, Gefühl, EmpfindungGerman
- emoción, afectoSpanish
- احساس, هیجانPersian
- faireachdainn, reachdScottish Gaelic
- эмоция, сезімKazakh
- 感情, 감정Korean
- сэтгэлийн ходолгөөнMongolian
- følelse, emosjonNorwegian
- احساسPashto, Pushto
- эмо́ция, чу́вствоRussian
- emocija, osećaj, емоција, осећај, чувство, čuvstvoSerbo-Croatian
- känsla, emotionSwedish
- эҳсос, кайфиятTajik
- damdamin, emosyonTagalog
- емо́ція, почуття́Ukrainian
- cảm xúcVietnamese
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