Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to emotion: an emotional illness; emotional crises.
  • adj. Readily affected with or stirred by emotion: an emotional person who often weeps.
  • adj. Arousing or intended to arouse the emotions: an emotional appeal.
  • adj. Marked by or exhibiting emotion: an emotional farewell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the emotions.
  • adj. Characterised by emotion.
  • adj. Determined by emotion rather than reason.
  • adj. Appealing to or arousing emotion.
  • adj. Easily affected by emotion.
  • adj. Readily displaying emotion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of emotion.
  • Characterized by emotion; attended by or producing emotion; subject to emotion: as, an emotional poem; an emotional temperament.
  • Employing appeal to the emotions; aiming at the production of emotion as an object: as, an emotional orator or harangue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to emotion
  • adj. determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
  • adj. of more than usual emotion
  • adj. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

Etymologies

emotion +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

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