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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.
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Yet such emotiveness does not mean the pleasures of uncomplicated sentiment: In her densely koanlike works, poignancy continually gets snarled up in a multiplicity of implicated authors, a derailed narrative drive, and an aesthetic that straddles the distinctions between film and sculpture, art and cinema.
2000, All the works in the show, which also included two wall drawings and a couple of small canvases as well as a sound piece, conspired to describe a dizzying spiral of genuine feeling and faked emotiveness, real pain and self-dramatization.
Especially amiable is the fact that, all the emotiveness notwithstanding, the artists approach Brahms with immense humility.
Sure, some of her work has been a bit schmaltzy, such as her famed duet with recent Hanover Theatre visitor Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much,'' but other bits, such as her rendition of Phil Spector's "To Know Him Is To Love Him,'' recorded with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harri s, has a torchy Patti Page feel to it, and her version of the Roy Orbison classic "Blue Bayou'' is breathtaking in its beauty, emotiveness and dexterity.
But the rhetorics of referentiality, representation, and emotiveness are nevertheless placed front and center, through profuse allusions to the allegorical-mechanistic narrative strategies Raymond Roussel deployed in his 1910 novel Impressions d'Afrique (a major influence on Morton and the germinal source of this work), as well as through ominous quasi-representational elements, such as a sculpture that looks very much like a guillotine.
He said: "I like the clarity and the emotiveness of Patrick Kavanagh.
Ms O'Neill urged the jury of nine men and three women at Lewes Crown Court to put the emotiveness of the eight-year-old's death aside in deciding if Whiting, 42, was indeed the man who snatched her from a country lane, killed her and buried her in a shallow grave.
20) The emotiveness of the press is not contradicted by the dispassionate statistics of the criminal returns.