Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to emotion.
  • adjective Readily affected with or stirred by emotion.
  • adjective Arousing or intended to arouse the emotions.
  • adjective Marked by or exhibiting emotion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

emotion +‎ -al

Examples

  • Dr Katz told Dr Mosholder that the FDA had asked Glaxo to elaborate on the events listed under the term emotional lability and further stated:

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  • Within a fortnight of seeing the raw data in response to queries as to the events behind the term emotional lability, in May 2003 the regulators in the United

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  • According to an internal June 2, 2003, FDA email provided to this author by Baum Hedlund, written by Dr Russell Katz to Dr Andrew Mosholder, the FDA had just learned about the increased suicide rate hidden under the term emotional lability and realized that Glaxo had pulled a fast one.

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  • For ease of discussion, we shall use the term emotional obscurations in reference to their presentations as well.

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  • You know, through this whole thing it's been -- you know, you've heard the term emotional roller coaster used time and time again.

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  • So although there are many valid and extreme situations that justify the term emotional abuse, the term has become an emotional catch all for many people who are angry at masculinity, and afraid of intimacy.

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  • So although there are many valid and extreme situations that justify the term emotional abuse, the term has become an emotional catch all for many people who are angry at masculinity, and afraid of intimacy.

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  • Trouble is if you are still in conflict mode with your former significant other, you are still in the throes of what I call the "emotional divorce."

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  • Trouble is if you are still in conflict mode with your former significant other, you are still in the throes of what I call the "emotional divorce."

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  • While mastering the traditional koans such as the sound of one hand clapping, Kelly integrated yoga into the practice, pioneered what he called "emotional koans," and championed an ecological vision.

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