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  • n. The condition of being emotive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Emotiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The capacity or state of being emotive; emotionality.


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  • The critics seemed to like its main points, if not its emotivity.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Dizzy, this is an excellent post, and one which usefully seeks to expose the emotivity surrounding the as you rightly observe very lazy and inaccurate charge of creationism thrown at Sarah Palin.

    What's wrong with classical rationalism?

  • This sense of moral righteousness combined with an emotivity that was rarely far from the surface, and in extremis manifested as deep indignation or outrage that could serve to distort collective military judgement.

    Friendly Fire

  • The work of Claude Bernard (1813-78) on vascular reflexes and on the regulatory role of the sympathetic system was a forward stride for the man - machine, because it showed experimentally that the viscera, by direct or indirect links to the brain, were able to produce bodily changes affecting memory, perception, emotivity, and thinking.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • But when these words are taken as signifying what we have above defined, and matter is understood as emotivity not aesthetically elaborated, that is to say, impressions, and form elaboration, intellectual activity and expression, then our meaning cannot be doubtful.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

  • But we remain perplexed, and we ask ourselves whether this clearness of perception is not somewhat artificial, whether affectivity, emotivity, tendency, will, are really all reduced to perceptions, or whether they are not rather irreducible elements which should be added to the consciousness.

    The Mind and the Brain Being the Authorised Translation of L'Âme et le Corps

  • I'm not easily amused by animals put in contrived situations for the sake of entertainment, though I wouldn't chafe so strongly at your use of these photos if you weren't the person who introduced us to a place where dinosaurs, humans and dolphins the last two being present-day species whose intelligence and emotivity I presume are being presented in your books without any fantastical embellishment coexist in utopia, and also a man who instructs us to compassionately examine the stories that are suggested in the details of visual images.

    Behind the Scenes at Gurney Journey

  • -- "High levels of emotivity, combined with a strong sense of moral authority, invoke responses to insurgent activity that ultimately exacerbated the situation ...

    Fred Branfman: President Bush is Endangering Our Lives 7: Mismanaging the Military


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