emotionalism


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e·mo·tion·al·ism

 (ĭ-mō′shə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The tendency to display emotion freely or to rely on or place too much value on emotion.
2. Undue display of emotion.

emotionalism

(ɪˈməʊʃənəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. emotional nature, character, or quality
2. a tendency to yield readily to the emotions
3. an appeal to the emotions, esp an excessive appeal, as to an audience
4. (Philosophy) a doctrine stressing the value of deeply felt responses in ethics and the arts
eˈmotionalist n
eˌmotionalˈistic adj

e•mo•tion•al•ism

(ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nlˈɪz əm)

n.
1. a tendency to indulge in excessive, often morbid, emotion.
2. conduct, policies, etc., that are based upon feelings rather than reason.
[1860–65]

emotionalism

an undue influence of feelings upon thought and behavior. — emotionalist, n.emotionalistic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emotionalism - 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
Translations

emotionalism

[ɪˈməʊʃnəlɪzəm] Nemoción f, emotividad f (pej) → sentimentalismo m

emotionalism

nGefühlsbetontheit f, → Rührseligkeit f

emotionalism

[ɪˈməʊʃnəlɪzm] n (pej) → sentimentalismo
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