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I get emotional when young people get nostalgic about my work. That's why it's called nostalgia. Sometimes I even cry.
Mithun Chakraborty

Meaning of "emotional" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EMOTIONAL

emotional  [ɪˈməʊʃənəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EMOTIONAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Emotional is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EMOTIONAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Emotion

In psychology and philosophy, emotion is a subjective, conscious experience characterized primarily by psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states. Emotion is often associated and considered reciprocally influential with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation. It also is influenced by hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin, oxytocin, cortisol and GABA. Emotion is often the driving force behind motivation, positive or negative. An alternative definition of emotion is a "positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of physiological activity." The physiology of emotion is closely linked to arousal of the nervous system with various states and strengths of arousal relating, apparently, to particular emotions. Emotions are a complex state of feeling that results in physical and psychological changes that influence our behaviour. Those acting primarily on emotion may seem as if they are not thinking, but cognition is an important aspect of emotion, particularly the interpretation of events. For example, the experience of fear usually occurs in response to a threat.

Definition of emotional in the English dictionary

The first definition of emotional in the dictionary is of, characteristic of, or expressive of emotion. Other definition of emotional is readily or excessively affected by emotion. Emotional is also appealing to or arousing emotion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EMOTIONAL


additional
əˈdɪʃənəl
commotional
kəˈməʊʃənəl
constitutional
ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl
conventional
kənˈvɛnʃənəl
devotional
dɪˈvəʊʃənəl
educational
ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃənəl
exceptional
ɪkˈsɛpʃənəl
functional
ˈfʌŋkʃənəl
hyperemotional
ˌhaɪpərɪˈməʊʃənəl
international
ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəl
motional
ˈməʊʃənəl
national
ˈnæʃənəl
nonemotional
ˌnɒnɪˈməʊʃənəl
notional
ˈnəʊʃənəl
optional
ˈɒpʃənəl
overemotional
ˌəʊvərɪˈməʊʃənəl
professional
prəˈfɛʃənəl
promotional
prəˈməʊʃənəl
traditional
trəˈdɪʃənəl
unemotional
ˌʌnɪˈməʊʃənəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EMOTIONAL

emotion
emotionable
emotional baggage
emotional blackmail
emotional correctness
emotional cripple
emotional intelligence
emotional labour
emotional literacy
emotional roller coaster
emotional wreck
emotionalisation
emotionalise
emotionalism
emotionalist
emotionalistic
emotionality
emotionalization
emotionalize
emotionally

WORDS THAT END LIKE EMOTIONAL

computational
congressional
dimensional
fictional
informational
inspirational
instructional
motivational
nutritional
occasional
occupational
operational
organizational
personal
rational
recreational
regional
the National
the Second International
transitional
vocational

Synonyms and antonyms of emotional in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EMOTIONAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «emotional» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of emotional

Translation of «emotional» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EMOTIONAL

Find out the translation of emotional to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of emotional from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «emotional» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

情感的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

emocional
570 millions of speakers

English

emotional
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भावुक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عاطِفِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эмоциональный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

emocional
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আবেগপ্রবণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

émotif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Emosi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

emotional
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

感情の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

감정의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Emosi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xúc động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணர்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भावनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

duygusal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

commovente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

emocjonalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

емоційний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

afectiv
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συναισθηματικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

emosionele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

känslosam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

følelsesmessig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of emotional

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EMOTIONAL»

The term «emotional» is very widely used and occupies the 6.879 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EMOTIONAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about emotional

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10 QUOTES WITH «EMOTIONAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word emotional.
1
Jennifer Armintrout
The belief that a person can and should only feel grief over one sad event at a time is a truly disturbing estimate of our emotional capacity.
2
Vidya Balan
Cinema is about people, and we are a very emotional people. That is why you see those ups and those downs and those colours. That is what Indian cinema is about.
3
Ike Barinholtz
I love 'Love Actually.' 'Love Actually,' there's, like, nine stories in that movie. Three of them are good. But watching that movie, I get emotional, I get choked up, my wife makes fun of me. I don't know if as you get older you get sappier and sentimental.
4
Martha Beck
Our ideas about love and attractiveness are so primal, our need for belonging so intense, that most of us are loath to abandon our favorite beliefs on these issues. If you've ever let yourself feel lovable and lovely, only to be deeply hurt, you may see accepting your own body as a setup for severe emotional wounding.
5
Bruce Beresford
When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.
6
Steven Bochco
The thing that always interests me from a storytelling point of view is how that moment of trauma, whatever the trauma is, even divorce, your dog dies, whatever it is, the consequence, in terms of people's emotional lives and the way it resonates behaviorally for a long time, is really the stuff that interests me.
7
Chris Bohjalian
What is most important to me is that my narrator's voice is believable, and that, though it is clearly an absolute fiction, it has the emotional resonance of memoir.
8
Concha Buika
I sing against emotional dictatorships, and against the imposition of one person over another, in the name of love.
9
Mithun Chakraborty
I get emotional when young people get nostalgic about my work. That's why it's called nostalgia. Sometimes I even cry.
10
Nat King Cole
Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EMOTIONAL»

Discover the use of emotional in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to emotional and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Emotional Contagion
This phenomenon, known as emotional contagion, is identified here, and compelling evidence for its effects is offered from a variety of disciplines--social and developmental psychology, history, cross-cultural psychology, experimental ...
Elaine Hatfield, John T Cacioppo, 1994
2
Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition
Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being.
Daniel Goleman, 2012
3
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
This book provides a captivating look at the things that matter most in life. Succeeding in Hollywood is as tough as any business, and emotional intelligence skills are essential. I highly recommend this book.
Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves, 2009
4
Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning: ...
In this groundbreaking book, nationally recognized leaders in education and psychology examine the relationships between social-emotional education and school success—specifically focusing on interventions that enhance student learning.
Joseph E. Zins, 2004
5
50 Activities for Developing Emotional Intelligence
A collection of reproducible activities perfect for skill-building on self-awareness, emotional control, empathy, social expertness, personal influence, mastery of vision and more.
‎2000
6
Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse
"If you are suffering from the pervasive pain of emotional abuse through words or actions, you have suffered long enough. This book offers a balm for the battered soul.
Gregory L. Ph.D. Jantz, 2009
7
Working with Emotional Intelligence
Do you want to improve your chances of promotion? Do you want to get on better with your colleagues? Daniel Goleman draws on unparalleled access to business leaders around the world and the thorough research that is his trademark.
Daniel Goleman, 2009
8
Emotional Literacy: The Heart of Classroom Management
This book will be of interest to all teachers and parents who feel that they need fresh inspiration when working with the escalating problems of bullying, both from the experience of the child being bullied and the child doing the bullying.
Patricia Sherwood, 2008
9
Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things
Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Why sales of Macintosh computers soared when Apple introduced the colorful iMac? New research on emotion and cognition has shown that
Donald A. Norman, 2007
10
Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People ...
Many studies have shown that emotional intelligence is a key determinant of success in the workplace. This is the only book available on emotional intelligence for project managers.
Anthony C. Mersino, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EMOTIONAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term emotional is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch the Emotional Speech That Helped Bring Down the …
An emotional speech by a descendant of Jefferson Davis Wednesday helped convince the South Carolina House to remove the Confederate ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
'The emotional stakes are high': lessons for taking on the family …
It could be argued that the emotional stakes are higher in family businesses. The tasks of divvying up control of the company or appointing ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
'Outlander': Sam Heughan Recalls 'Emotional' Comic-Con …
The actor said his car was soon surrounded by all the fans and it got “pretty intense and quite emotional” for him. Heughan said it felt like he ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
4
Is Defeat Sweeter Than Victory? Cornell Researchers Reveal the …
Research by Cornell food scientists reveals how a person's emotional state – particularly in the competitive, wide world of sports – affects the ... «Newswise, Jul 15»
5
London Tube strike: TFL worker's emotional Facebook post may …
A frustrated Transport for London (TFL) worker has spoken out after feeling he and his colleagues have been wrongly accused of being ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
This minidoc about the eighth official Ronald McDonald mascot is …
Things become emotional and strange. "Joe is present, but no… no, I'm Ronald." The video begins with a clean-faced Maggard sitting by his ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
7
Lukas Podolski writes emotional farewell letter to Arsenal and tips …
Lukas Podolski has tipped Arsenal to challenge for the Premier League this season in an emotional open letter. Podolski signed a three-year ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
'Ant-Man': 5 Ways Marvel's New Movie Gets Weird and Emotional
Much of the movie's story was already present in Wright and Cornish's script, but Reed sought to broaden its emotional appeal. “Structurally, all ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
9
Coronation Street: Farewell Deirdre Barlow - It's been emotional
As we learnt of the sad death of Anne Kirkbride earlier this year we knew that this day would come, that her beloved character of Deirdre Barlow ... «Metro, Jul 15»
10
SC Republican Rep delivers emotional speech in flag debate
'Remove this flag, and do it today': SC Republican Rep Jenny Horne delivers emotional speech in debate to take down Confederate flag. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Emotional [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/emotional>. Aug 2020 ».
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