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e·mo·tive

 (ĭ-mō′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to emotion: the emotive aspect of symbols.
2. Characterized by, expressing, or exciting emotion: an emotive trial lawyer; the emotive issue of gun control.

e·mo′tive·ly adv.
e·mo′tive·ness, e′mo·tiv′i·ty (ē′mō-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.

emotive

(ɪˈməʊtɪv)
adj
1. tending or designed to arouse emotion
2. of or characterized by emotion
eˈmotively adv
eˈmotiveness, ˌemoˈtivity n
Usage: Emotional is preferred to emotive when describing a display of emotion: he was given an emotional (not emotive) welcome

e•mo•tive

(ɪˈmoʊ tɪv)

adj.
1. pertaining to or showing emotion.
2. directed toward or activating the emotions.
[1725–35]
e•mo′tive•ly, adv.
e•mo′tive•ness, e•mo•tiv•i•ty (ˌi moʊˈtɪv ɪ ti, ɪ moʊ-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.emotive - characterized by emotionemotive - characterized by emotion    
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"

emotive

adjective
1. sensitive, controversial, delicate, contentious, inflammatory, touchy, hot-button (informal) Embryo research is an emotive subject.

emotive

adjective
Relating to, arising from, or appealing to the emotions:
Translations

emotive

[ɪˈməʊtɪv] ADJemotivo

emotive

[ɪˈməʊtɪv] adj [issue, subject, question] → brûlant(e)
emotive language → registre m émotionnel
emotive power → capacité f d'émouvoir, capacité f de toucher

emotive

adj issueemotional; language, wordemotional gefärbt

emotive

[ɪˈməʊtɪv] adjche fa presa sui sentimenti
emotive power → capacità di commuovere
References in classic literature ?
It is in the slow, changed life that follows; in the time when sorrow has become stale, and has no longer an emotive intensity that counteracts its pain; in the time when day follows day in dull, unexpectant sameness, and trial is a dreary routine,--it is then that despair threatens; it is then that the peremptory hunger of the soul is felt, and eye and ear are strained after some unlearned secret of our existence, which shall give to endurance the nature of satisfaction.
WHEN opportunity arises, there is an emotive outpouring in support of presumed consent.
This was the last Christmas show before the move to the new school so it was a wee bit emotive for a lot of the parents.
Cllr Bithell, Flintshire's council's cabinet member for planning and public protection, added: "The process of identifying housing allocations is always difficult and emotive but the plan has to make provision for new housing developments to meet the county's needs.
Clearly this involved emotive fully distress this Ms The youngster died suddenly in 2010.
emotive, a UK-based healthcare communications agency, has named Adela Zafar as its new head of talent, it was reported yesterday.
The findings highlight the need for initiatives that will develop students' rational and emotive reasoning and encourage them to acknowledge the presuppositions of their belief system and how these influence their attitudes towards controversial issues in science.
context, presidents often resort to emotive appeals in wielding the bully pulpit with the expectation that it may help rally public support for their political and policy agendas, including the use of military force.
The principal objective of the EMOTIVE project is to research, design, develop and evaluate methods and tools that can support the cultural and creative industries in creating Virtual Museums which draw on the power of ~emotive storytelling~.
Hence, the author uses the findings of a qualitative multi-site case study on teaching the TTEA in selected countries in the Caribbean and the Americas, Africa and Europe to offer readers (especially teachers), multiple understanding of this complex and emotive subject via an examination of content explored thematically, as well as through a discussion of teachers' thinking, planning and delivery of this content.
The emotive nature of music means we often use it as an informal therapeutic tool to help us manage our moods.
The emotive of music can be We also use melancholy music to influence how we feel; from reminiscing about the past to coping with difficulties such as relationship break-ups or bereavement.