sthenic emotion love

sthenic emotion


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See emotion.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "Emotions are of two kinds: strength-giving, sthenic emotions, like cheer, self-confidence, good will, love; and the strength-taking, asthenic emotions, like fear, shame, gloom. Even the weakening emotions have their place and use; there are times when we should be checked in mid-career. Yet such emotions are good only by exception and for a short time. The strength-giving emotions are for long and steady use; they add impetus, they put driving force into the machinery of interest and purpose."

    January 24, 2018