emotional emotional  /ɪ ˈmoʊ ʃə nəl/


  1. (adj) determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
  2. (adj) of more than usual emotion
  3. (adj) of or pertaining to emotion
  4. (adj) (of persons) excessively affected by emotion




  1. For example, money can be equated with emotional signifiers such as power, freedom, evil, or greed.
  2. Also gets emotional when talking about her daughter on the trail with her.
  3. New Yorker's emotional moment the talk of the campaign trail on primary eve.


  1. Darien parents air grievances at state education meeting

    Emotional. It was a common word used by frustrated parents to describe a meeting on Monday, June 10, with representatives from the state Department of Education.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Darien News-Review

  2. Parnelli Jones hit hard by Jason Leffler's death

    An emotional Parnelli Jones fondly recalled Jason Leffler's rise from a volunteer in Jones' race shop to a championship-caliber driver.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Dawn Patrol: Emotional testimonies in boy’s boat death, fatal DUI

    The family of a boy killed by a boater from Bartlett gives emotional testimony. The driver in a fatal North Aurora DUI case apologizes to the victim's mother. O'Hare about to get a new control tower. Two former trustees get on Island Lake police commission. Vernon Hills man pleads not guilty in hit man hiring case.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Daily Herald


  1. Mendes, who made her his Tony-award winning Sally Bowles in his Broadway version of Cabaret, said: "Natasha combined the best of Redgrave and Richardson: the enormous depth and emotional force of a great actor on the one hand, and the intelligence...
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Sam Mendes Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "That was a pretty emotional race," Phelps said. "I knew it was going to be a tough race all the way through."
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Michael Phelps Source: CNN

  3. "I think they are being reasonable," Goodell said. "There are difficult emotional issues and they're important to the future of both of them. Brett has a great legacy and the Packers have a great franchise that they're trying to move forward...
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: Roger Goodell Source: Packer Report

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