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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·ness, e′mo·tiv′i·ty (ē′mō-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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1. tending or designed to arouse emotion
2. of or characterized by emotion
eˈmotiveness, ˌemoˈtivity n
Usage: Emotional is preferred to emotive when describing a display of emotion: he was given an emotional (not emotive) welcome
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1. pertaining to or showing emotion.
2. directed toward or activating the emotions.
e•mo′tive•ness, e•mo•tiv•i•ty (ˌi moʊˈtɪv ɪ ti, ɪ moʊ-) n.
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|Adj.||1.||emotive - characterized by emotion |
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"
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1. sensitive, controversial, delicate, contentious, inflammatory, touchy, hot-button (informal) Embryo research is an emotive subject.
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emotive[ɪˈməʊtɪv] ADJ → emotivo
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emotive[ɪˈməʊtɪv] adj [issue, subject, question] → brûlant(e)
emotive language → registre m émotionnel
emotive power → capacité f d'émouvoir, capacité f de toucher
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