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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.
Whatever the historical context, this was powerful and emotive music-making by a truly great orchestra.
The research found the emails with tempting offers in the subject line were more engaging than those that featured questions, or attempted to be emotive or controversial.
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Summary: Ben Affleck made an emotive acceptance speech as he won his second award at the BAFTAs for Argo.
He begins with an analysis of the genre of religious political rhetoric, arguing that is best understood in terms of how it evokes identity and in terms of its emotive force.
Martin, in collaboration with co-author Matthew Sanders, a doctoral candidate also in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, believes the motivation comes in the form of self-values, or emotive investment.
Emotive Brand Awards 2011-2012 made the company a nine-time winner of the honour in the insurance category.
Of course, anyone who reads this page on a regular basis will appreciate that any suggestion that I "avoid emotive subjects", was not at all "clever", but more "tongue in cheek".