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1. One whose conduct, thought, or rhetoric is governed by emotion rather than reason, often as a matter of policy.
2. An excessively emotional person.

e·mo′tion·al·is′tic adj.
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(ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl ɪst)

1. a person easily affected by emotion.
2. a person whose conduct or policies are based on feelings rather than reason.
e•mo`tion•al•is′tic, adj.
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