Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being emotional.
  • n. The observable component of emotion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being emotional or of expressing emotion; emotionalism.

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

  • n. emotional nature or quality

Etymologies

emotional +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When complete, this body of work should yield a greater understanding of how genetic and environmental factors interact to shape inborn differences in emotionality which may, in turn, put certain individuals at risk for developing stress-induced psychiatric disorders.

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  • The Administration does something completely outrageous, and outrage is made into the focus, as being counter-productive and indicative of over-emotionality, which is, of course, anathema.

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  • Fundamental in the personality of the hysterics is this instability, this emotionality, which is however secondary to an egotistic, easily wounded nature, craving sympathy and respect and often unable legitimately to earn them.

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  • In the psychopathic temperament we have the emotionality which is the sine qua non of moral perception; we have the intensity and tendency to emphasis which are the essence of practical moral vigor; and we have the love of metaphysics and mysticism which carry one's interests beyond the surface of the sensible world.

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  • Methinks that doesnt exactly help the cause of the "emotionality" of the debate.

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  • 'Republicans have hijacked "emotionality" of the debate'

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  • I'll grant you that "emotionality" isn't a good basis for a debate, but people tend to get emotional when you piss them off.

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  • Sophisticated neuroimaging shows the brains of those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to be abnormal in areas regulating memory retrieval and inhibition (hippocampus), fearfulness and focus (pre-frontal cortex), and emotionality and lability (amygdala).

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  • The emotionality that may come out of a piece of music may strike a lot of people the same way or similar ways but nobody could say exactly what it is.

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  • Whereas the term "sentimental" can be used more often than not to hint at an indulgence in the emotionality it can imply, when speaking of a movie it might refer to the film being used to pull on the heartstrings and provoke the tear ducts of the audience in a contrived and calculated manner.

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