emotionalism emotionalism  /ɪ ˈmoʊ ʃə nə ˌlɪ zəm/


  • (n) emotional nature or quality


  1. Scornful of the emotionalism and accident in abstract expressionism, op artists know where they stand.
  2. Arousing the worst facets of American emotionalism is another.
  3. At times, the show has the over-the-top rock emotionalism of the 1980s musical Chess another great score scuttled by a problematic book.


  • 'Frozen': EW movie review

    Frozen is a squarely enchanting fairy tale that shows you how the definition of what's fresh in animation can shift. With the full-throttle emotionalism of its Broadway-style musical numbers and its two spunky-princess heroines, the movie is a throwback to the Disney cartoons of the pre-Pixar era.
    on November 27, 2013     Source: Entertainment Weekly


  1. "It would have a negative impact but I don't think it would be a fatal blow," Russell said of a European ban. "I urge the European Union not to make decisions out of pure emotionalism."
    on Apr 11, 2006 By: Todd Russell Source: 940 News

  2. "There's something about the material's flat-out emotionalism that appeals to people across the board," Condon says. "And you know ...... the costumes aren't too shabby, either."
    on Dec 23, 2006 By: Bill Condon Source: Whittier Daily News

  3. "Their voices have a plaintive allure full of light vibrato and husky emotionalism, and they blend together exquisitely in harmonies," John Rockwell wrote in The New York Times.
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: John Rockwell Source: New York Times

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