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1. Of or relating to emotion: an emotional illness; emotional crises.
2. Readily affected with or stirred by emotion: an emotional person who often weeps.
3. Arousing or intended to arouse the emotions: an emotional appeal.
4. Marked by or exhibiting emotion: an emotional farewell.

e·mo′tion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
e·mo′tion·al·ly adv.


(ɪˌmoʊ ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti)

the quality or state of being emotionally responsive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emotionality - emotional nature or quality
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
drama - the quality of being arresting or highly emotional
demonstrativeness - tending to express your feelings freely
affectionateness, lovingness, fondness, warmth - a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
sentimentality, drippiness, mawkishness, mushiness, soupiness, sloppiness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way
passion, warmth, heat - the trait of being intensely emotional
temperament - excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)
excitableness, excitability, volatility - being easily excited
emotionlessness, unemotionality - absence of emotion
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