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Definitions for emotional
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emotionaladjective

    determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason

    "it was an emotional judgment"

  2. emotionaladjective

    of more than usual emotion

    "his behavior was highly emotional"

  3. emotionaladjective

    of or pertaining to emotion

    "emotional health"; "an emotional crisis"

  4. aroused, emotional, excited, worked upadjective

    (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

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

Wiktionary

  1. emotionaladjective

    Of or relating to the emotions.

    emotional crisis

  2. emotionaladjective

    Characterised by emotion.

  3. emotionaladjective

    Determined by emotion rather than reason.

    emotional decision

  4. emotionaladjective

    Appealing to or arousing emotion.

    emotional speech

  5. emotionaladjective

    Easily affected by emotion.

    She's an emotional person.

  6. emotionaladjective

    Readily displaying emotion.

    emotional greeting

Wikipedia

  1. emotional

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. emotional

    Emotional refers to the feelings, sentiments and affective states that a person experiences. It involves the complex state of feeling, resulting in physical and psychological changes that influence our behavior and thoughts. Emotionality encompasses a broad range of feelings such as happiness, sadness, anger, fear, love, etc., and is often associated with mood, temperament, personality, motivation, and disposition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emotionaladjective

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

Wikidata

  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emotional in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emotional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of emotional in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Green:

    I remember distinctly it was a Saturday, and it was around 3:50 in the afternoon, it's a very emotional moment.

  2. Arne Duncan:

    Many of our staff used to shoot people. You can perceive them some way, (but) they are literally life savers every single day. We can't win this battle without them, men who look like that, men who live in these neighborhoods, are giving everything they have. And I don't want to get emotional saying this -- they're giving everything they have to create peace and to save the next generation. They are the answer.

  3. Lee Elder:

    For me and my family, I think it was one of the most emotional experiences that I have ever witnessed or been involved in.

  4. Von Ertfelda:

    Naming Moxy was a four-month process involving a great deal of brainstorming, once we came up with it, we knew we had a name with emotional resonance that hit a global sweet spot.

  5. Cameron Heron:

    It was so traumatic. She doesnt remember much, which, in a way, Im thankful for as it was so distressing for her. As medics sprang into action, working around the clock to save Heron, her motherbecame terrified she would not make it. The day after she was admitted to the hospital, it looked as if her worst fears would be realized when Heron suddenly stopped breathing. Her throat had swollen so much that she couldnt breathe, it was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?

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