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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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The psychological exam reveals: Vocabulary QL=70 (knowledge level consistent with the level of education--8 classes); MMSE=22points; WM: depressive tendencies 280 (psychic strain, sad mood, melancholia, increased affective status, reactions that paralyze the psychic energy and will), mental fatigue 245 (lack of psychic energy, nervousness, indecision, depression, pessimism, doubt), anxiety and interpretative tendencies 212, irritability 216, unstable tendencies 260 (instinctive actions in which the effect prevails, voluntary actions uninhibited by reason, irresistible morbid training, lacking inhibitory control), emotiveness 280 (abnormal reactions to even minimal affective demands); HAM-D=42--severe depression.
Dark, expressive, and innately corporeal, Feuchtenberger's panels reveal the fundamentals of human nature: emotiveness, passion, pain, and sex.
Colman's musical foregrounds Margaret's emotional fragility and maternal tenderness by having her weep on the battlefield out of fear for her son's safety; Jerningham's "Interlude" ignores Margaret's amazonian qualities entirely and presents her as the archetypal damsel in distress, concerned solely with protecting her son; and Valpy's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy further downplays Margaret's status as a "warlike Queen" by omitting all scenes in which Margaret herself either speaks of or partakes in armed conflict and by providing her with an exhibition of maternal affliction following the death of her son, which, in both length and emotiveness, exceeds that scripted by Shakespeare.
Both oncologists (Elhazin 1999) and psychologists (Eysenck 1995) show that emotiveness inhibition, which appeared as characteristic of persons from their childhood, may decrease the number of NK cells and may present a cancerization risk.
There is not the slightest doubt that the colourfulness and emotiveness of Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor, as well as the two Shostakovich trios, perfectly agree with the Smetana Trio's "romantic" nature.
Rawding brings a deep blues bluster to the song, a forcefulness and emotiveness that's been his hallmark with bands such as the Delta Generators.
Loneliness is the situation in which the individual feels not understood and lonely (Russell, Peplau, & Cutrano, 1980); an unpleasant mood experienced as a result of the difference between the current social relations and desired social relations (Peplau & Perlman, 1981); a situation in which there are the social relations needed by the individual or different social relations, however which relations do not include intimacy, sincerity and emotiveness (Weiss, 1973).
Demonstrating understanding through personal expression enables students to develop an awareness of, and share, knowledge regarding ideas and emotions that relate to the poetry through varied media, as well as construct new understandings of language and its emotiveness (Sinclair et al., 2009).
Care work, dependency, and emotiveness are qualities ascribed to women, and, as such, most men strongly resist these characteristics.