Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being emotive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Susceptibility to emotion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being emotive.

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Examples

  • Cool as a matter of political temperament—"Maybe after eight years of George W. Bush stubbornness, on the heels of eight years of Clinton emotiveness, we need to send out for ice," approved USA Today's Ruben Navarrette that October.

    The President of Contempt

  • I don't think Rummenigge's language was helpful and don't believe in issuing threats, but if you strip away the emotiveness of it I have to agree with him, he said.

    Richard Scudamore: Fifa must act to ease rising tensions within game

  • It could be the emotiveness of the subject worries teachers, or it raises difficult moral challenges and questions.

    a mish mash of holocaust flim flam

  • Like with South Park,their choice of a rough, handmadeaestheticis totally outside the box and at first would seem tohinderthe emotiveness of characters and mass appeal.

    Movie Review: A Town Called Panic (My Choice for Best Animated Film of 2009) | /Film

  • DIRECTION: Along with the improved character emotiveness, the second biggest change is the direction of the cutscenes and pace of the game.

    The Geek6 mini-review of Mass Effect 2

  • A messy case of underage sex and the life of fugitives - both victim and perpetrator, pursued their whole life by what happened in 1977 - has the potential to become a diplomatic row of such complexity and emotiveness that it's hard to see how Polanski stands a chance.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Maybe after eight years of George W. Bush stubbornness, on the heels of eight years of Clinton emotiveness, we need to send out for ice.

    Barack Obama, icy cool under fire

  • "My Father, Crawling Across the Floor" is a work of competent emotiveness--above average fare and worth reading if you're a fan of poetry, but not up to the works of emotive capability in the present issue of APR described below.

    Major World News Headlines

  • Realistic over the Romantic school of fiction, it is inferior in this, viz., that its emotiveness tends to the negation, not to the affirmation, of action.

    Balzac

  • Romantic school of fiction, it is inferior in this, viz., that its emotiveness tends to the negation, not to the affirmation, of action.

    Balzac

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