What does emotional mean?

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emotionaladjective

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

Freebase

  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. Ringo Starr:

    It was emotional listening to John's version, cause he'd written other songs for me, so I thought no, I'm going to do this one.

  2. Laurie Hyland Robertson:

    Yogic philosophy teaches that the body, mind and spirit are all interconnected — what you do in one area, for example, a physical exercise to strengthen your leg muscles, will have an effect in all of the other areas of your system, so we can expect that leg exercise, especially when you approach it in a mindful, purposeful way, to affect not only your quadriceps but also your emotional state, your body's physiology and even your mental outlook.

  3. Evelyn Attia:

    These are psychiatric illnesses that affect one's emotional as well as physical states. That means we have to worry about two things at the same time.

  4. Kristie Overstreet:

    Every couple should take preventive measures to maintain health in their relationship, just like going to the gym, if couples don't work their relational and emotional' muscles,' they become un-toned, weak and create more of a chance of damage being done to their relationship.

  5. Vasek Pospisil:

    It's kind of like building, building, building, and every match feels that much more emotional, it's pretty incredible to make the final, first time in history for Canada. To do it the way it happened was pretty special to be a part of.

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