1. Of or relating to emotion: an emotional illness; emotional crises.
2. Readily affected with or stirred by emotion: an emotional person who often weeps.
3. Arousing or intended to arouse the emotions: an emotional appeal.
4. Marked by or exhibiting emotion: an emotional farewell.
e·mo′tion·ali·ty (-shə-nălĭ-tē) n.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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