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

  • n. The tendency to display emotion freely or to rely on or place too much value on emotion.
  • n. Undue display of emotion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cultivation of an emotional state of mind; tendency to regard things in an emotional manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cultivation of an emotional state of mind; tendency to regard things in an emotional manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being emotional, or of being subject to emotion; tendency to emotional excitement.
  • n. The practice of working upon the emotions; the disposition to substitute superficial emotion for deeper feeling or right purpose.
  • n. The expression of emotion.

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

  • n. emotional nature or quality

Etymologies

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emotional +‎ -ism

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