Definitions for emotion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word emotion.
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.
Etymology: From émotion, from émouvoir based on Latin emotus, past participle of emovo, from e- (variant of ex-), and movo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Disturbance of mind; vehemence of passion, or pleasing or painful.
Etymology: emotion, French.
I will appeal to any man, who has read this poet, whether he finds not the natural emotion of the same passion in himself, which the poet describes in his feigned persons? Dryden.
Those rocks and oaks that such emotion felt,
Were rural maids whom Orpheus taught to melt. George Granville.
Emotions are mental states brought on by neurophysiological changes, variously associated with thoughts, feelings, behavioral responses, and a degree of pleasure or displeasure. There is currently no scientific consensus on a definition. Emotions are often intertwined with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, or creativity.Research on emotion has increased over the past two decades with many fields contributing including psychology, medicine, history, sociology of emotions, and computer science. The numerous theories that attempt to explain the origin, function and other aspects of emotions have fostered more intense research on this topic. Current areas of research in the concept of emotion include the development of materials that stimulate and elicit emotion. In addition, PET scans and fMRI scans help study the affective picture processes in the brain.From a mechanistic perspective, emotions can be defined as "a positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of physiological activity." Emotions produce different physiological, behavioral and cognitive changes. The original role of emotions was to motivate adaptive behaviors that in the past would have contributed to the passing on of genes through survival, reproduction, and kin selection.In some theories, cognition is an important aspect of emotion. Other theories, however, claim that emotion is separate from and can precede cognition. Consciously experiencing an emotion is exhibiting a mental representation of that emotion from a past or hypothetical experience, which is linked back to a content state of pleasure or displeasure. The content states are established by verbal explanations of experiences, describing an internal state.Emotions are complex. There are various theories on the question of whether or not emotions cause changes in our behaviour. On the one hand, the physiology of emotion is closely linked to arousal of the nervous system. Emotion is also linked to behavioral tendency. Extroverted people are more likely to be social and express their emotions, while introverted people are more likely to be more socially withdrawn and conceal their emotions. Emotion is often the driving force behind motivation. On the other hand, emotions are not causal forces but simply syndromes of components, which might include motivation, feeling, behaviour, and physiological changes, but none of these components is the emotion. Nor is the emotion an entity that causes these components.Emotions involve different components, such as subjective experience, cognitive processes, expressive behavior, psychophysiological changes, and instrumental behavior. At one time, academics attempted to identify the emotion with one of the components: William James with a subjective experience, behaviorists with instrumental behavior, psychophysiologists with physiological changes, and so on. More recently, emotion is said to consist of all the components. The different components of emotion are categorized somewhat differently depending on the academic discipline. In psychology and philosophy, emotion typically includes a subjective, conscious experience characterized primarily by psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states. A similar multi-componential description of emotion is found in sociology. For example, Peggy Thoits described emotions as involving physiological components, cultural or emotional labels (anger, surprise, etc.), expressive body actions, and the appraisal of situations and contexts. Nowadays most research into emotions in the clinical and well-being context focuses on emotion dynamics in daily life, predominantly the intensity of specific emotions, and their variability, instability, inertia, and differentiation, and whether and how emotions augment or blunt each other over time, and differences in these dynamics between people and along the lifespan.
Emotion is a complex psychological state that involves a range of feelings, thoughts, and physiological changes. It is often associated with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation. Emotions can be short-lived, such as feelings of joy or fear in reaction to a specific event, or more long-lasting, such as love or sadness over loss. They can be positive, negative, or neutral and can vary in intensity. Emotions are often perceived as connected to certain stimuli, either internal or external.
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.]
Emotion comes in many forms e.g. joy, love, peace etc.
Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020
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British National Corpus
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
Drama is conveyed with emotion, and it's best to spend time looking for that emotion -- which is international -- instead, besides, I think there is a certain musicality each person has in their own tongue.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion…
This is the first empirical experiment that will show dogs can integrate visual and oratory inputs to understand or differentiate human emotion as dog emotion.
What’s the work for emotion in our life? I’ll say emotion gives the motion in life. If you don’t have emotion, then you will act like robot. You can’t feel anything. But we must feel everything from our mind. If any act doesn’t touch our mind then how could we live?
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- المشاعر, إحساس, عاطفة, عواطفArabic
- emosiya, duyğuAzerbaijani
- эмо́цыя, пачуццёBelarusian
- емо́ция, чу́вствоBulgarian
- emocióCatalan, Valencian
- Empfindung, Emotion, GefühlGerman
- emoción, afectoSpanish
- احساس, هیجانPersian
- reachd, faireachdainnScottish Gaelic
- сезім, эмоцияKazakh
- 感情, 감정Korean
- сэтгэлийн ходолгөөнMongolian
- følelse, emosjonNorwegian
- احساسPashto, Pushto
- эмо́ция, чу́вствоRussian
- осећај, чувство, čuvstvo, emocija, емоција, osećajSerbo-Croatian
- emotion, känslaSwedish
- эҳсос, кайфиятTajik
- damdamin, emosyonTagalog
- почуття́, емо́ціяUkrainian
- cảm xúcVietnamese
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