emotive emotive  /ɪ ˈmoʊ tɪv/


  • (adj) characterized by emotion



  1. Jakes' emotive preaching flows out of the Pentecostal school, a minority tradition even in the world of the African-American church.
  2. While her mastery of detail is impressive, it's her passionate style that transforms bleak facts into emotive stories that compel you to take action.


  1. 'The Blue Umbrella's' Sarah Jaffe: What's on her iPod, her DVR and her mind

    In between tweeting random spurts of dry comedic genius and playing tunes from her latest album "The Body Wins" on tour with Why?, Jaffe donates her hauntingly emotive vocals to Disney-Pixar's "The Blue Umbrella."
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. Baths brings glitchy synth-pop to the Masquerade

    As Baths , Will Wiesenfeld produces an artier, more experimental take on the laptop electronica-postrock hybrid of the early-2000s. The solo electronic pop project revives and invigorates a style shaped by the Postal Service, the Notwist, and Berlin's Morr Music label, while playing up the driving, emotive force presented in those decade-old sounds.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta


  1. Martin said: "Let me say to the men and women of this country: I am sorry. But also let me remind this house that it passed up an opportunity of dealing with this emotive issue less than a year ago."
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Michael Martin Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Climate change denier, like Holocaust denier, this is the sort of emotive language that has become stitched up in this (emissions trading) issue," Senator Joyce told ABC Radio.
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Barnaby Joyce Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "I'd say it's an impressive, emotive display, and I would consider it art. So I've asked ODOT to cease any efforts to seek removal of the sign," Strickland said Wednesday, when he made a trip to the city.
    on Jun 6, 2007 By: Ted Strickland Source: SI.com

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