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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 emotivity of the speaker is expressed with similar diversity and density, especially in the syntax.
The reflection takes into consideration two criteria: personal (interaction between emotivity and rationality) and operational (interaction between critical reading and creative expression).
The letter is typical of Leduc in all her idiosyncrasy: verging here and there toward the preposterous without ever quite tipping over into it, excessive in its emotivity, self-consciously obsessive, and also profoundly curious about the way sexuality functions (which doesn't mean she can't make the odd homophobic remark) and about the lack of fit between her sexuality and everyone else's (in this case, Beauvoir's, the two women in question, and lesbians who frequent queer bars and cabarets).
Some personality traits such as emotivity, impulsivity, liability, dominance of the affectivity, tip the balance toward suicidal behavior.
Psychoeducation of family members is the most researched therapy in terms of schizophrenia; (21) since the 1980s, studies have been carried out on the relationship between high emotivity expressed by the family and the course of the illness, and lower rates of relapse are reported in patients whose families receive this treatment, even at a nine-month (22) and two-year follow-up.
This attitudinal and axiological underdeterminacy does not undermine the possibility for establishing the prototypical denotative meaning of evaluative markers from which pragmatic effects are derived, ranging from ludicity, "meiosis, diminitivum puerile, child/lover/pet-centred speech situations, emotivity, familiarity and intimacy, sympathy and empathy" (Crocco-Galeas 2002:153) to derogation, dismissal, pejorative attitude, etc.
We do not find Gadda's overcharged emotivity and magmatic language, yet Comisso's elegant and untroubled prose presents us with a fragmentary view of the battlefield:
Millon and Davis (1996) characterized these personality patterns by marked impulsivity, dramaticism, excessive emotivity and emotional instability.
This is the task that aims at "subordinating the spontaneous emotivity of the subjective ego to its self-determination.
We essentially find ourselves in a new culture of emotivity (Illouz, 2007) in which the interior private "I" has a much more public representation, combining the aspiration to self-realisation with the affirmation of emotional distress.