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e·mo·tion

emotion

 
 
pronunciation:
ih mo shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong feeling such as joy, hatred, sorrow, or fear. When one feels an emotion, there are physical changes such as an increase in pulse, crying, or trembling.
I express many emotions in my journal.
 
synonyms:
feeling, sentiment
similar words:
reaction, response, sensation
definition 2: a state or condition that is marked by such a feeling or response.
The story of how her parents met always filled her with emotion.
similar words:
excitement, passion, warmth
derivation: emotionless (adj.)
Word History
Emotion is from exmovere, a Latin word that means "to move out from" or "stir up." When a person's feelings are stirred up, the feelings seem to move out from inside us. The expression of emotion through sounds, movements, or words, is a way that feelings move from our insides to the outside.
Word Builder: emotion +
  • emotional:
    showing emotion.
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a broader category that includes emotion
an element of an emotion
feeling emotions
similar to emotion
some actions associated with emotions
some actions that cause emotions
some demonstrations of strong emotion
some examples of emotions
some kinds of emotions
some qualities of emotions
study of emotion
without emotions
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