Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to emotion.
  • adjective Characterized by, expressing, or exciting emotion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing or marked by or manifesting emotion; of an emotional character.

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

  • adjective Attended by, or having the character of, emotion.

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

  • adjective of, or relating to emotion
  • adjective appealing to one's emotions

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

  • adjective characterized by emotion

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The idea of things being more emotive is very interesting.

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  • The proponents of euthanasia always talk in emotive terms about people dying in great distress.

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  • Since Orwell, so far as we know, had not been in this condition, the comparison, while perhaps effectively emotive, is logically meaningless.

    Revisiting Orwell's Wigan Pier

  • Britain would be "mad, literally mad" to abandon them to Amin's whim, he said - and then he coined the emotive phrase for which we will always remember him: "Like the Roman, I seem to see the River Tiber foaming with much blood."

    New Statesman

  • Britain would be "mad, literally mad" to abandon them to Amin's whim, he said - and then he coined the emotive phrase for which we will always remember him: "Like the Roman, I seem to see the River Tiber foaming with much blood."

    New Statesman

  • Obviously, the word "league" did exist, derived from the Latin ligare ( "to bind"), but it was the creation of football leagues that made the expression emotive and understood by all.

    New Statesman

  • In all of these cases we have what Jakobson calls the emotive function.

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  • In all of these cases we have what Jakobson calls the emotive function.

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  • And it's so emotive, which isn't much helped by Richard Dawkins rather inflaming the issue to promote atheism.

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  • "I think what Mr. Savelli calls the emotive force of mankind helps to balance our own personal emotions," said be.

    The Fortunate Youth

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