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  • adj. Showing too much emotion.

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

  • adj. excessively or abnormally emotional


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  • I rarely get called overemotional my nickname in sixth grade was “Spock”, but I’ve certainly seen that accusation used on other women, and all the cases I remember, I remember because I thought the woman in question was perfectly rational and the accusation irked me.

    Men’s Egos are *that* frail?!…really?!

  • While we are at it we could open a whole scientific institute for the scientific study of racial stereotypes, and finally pull together the evidence on sneaky Japanese, drunken Irish, unintelligent Poles, overemotional women and lazy Italians.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Approaching Arguments That Have A Racist Past

  • The senators seemed to have no idea they were describing themselves when they tried to caricature Sotomayor as an overemotional, biased ideologue.

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  • But the doctors argued it was the morphine, and everybody treated me like I was being overemotional when I tried to get past the roadblock in my neurons.

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  • The techno stuff is kind of very soulless, in a way, and anonymous, and this old Bollywood stuff is so emotional, overemotional, designed to make even the hardest person cry.

    The Spin: Mumbai's Hit Is 'Mora Piya' From 'Rajneeti'

  • -- Do they seem overtired, cranky, irritable, aggressive, overemotional or hyperactive, or have trouble thinking during the day?

    Kids tucked in with a dose of melatonin

  • This piece was followed by a post by Jerry Saltz on his Facebook page in which he exalted Thornton's criticism and jokingly suggested that the White Collar Crimes division of the FBI conduct an investigation of the auction houses - a call that is perhaps a bit sensationalist and overemotional when, in the same breath, Saltz states that he is in favor of an unregulated market.

    Stephanie Adamowicz: Recap of "Carte Blanche" at Phillips de Pury

  • Too much pink can bring out sentimentality, silliness, a desire to control someone, and the tendency to be overemotional.

    The Secret Language of Your Body

  • Some are overemotional and some are stoic, and there are many degrees of observable grief between those extremes.

    In the Still of the Night

  • To watch the “The Making of the Shining feature” that comes with the DVD which I highly recommend you do so it is very clear to see the contrasting relationships between the director and lead star Jack Nicholson who appear to connect on a deep emotional and professional level and the cold contact between Kubrick and lead actress Shelley Duvall which is more reminiscent of a bullying professor and his overemotional student.

    The Other Side of Madness – Stanley Kubrick | Obsessed With Film


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