- 1[usually before noun] connected with people's feelings (= with the emotions) emotional problems/needs emotional stress a child's emotional and intellectual development Mothers are often the ones who provide emotional support for the family.
- 2causing people to feel strong emotions synonym emotive emotional language abortion and other emotional issues This is a very emotional time for me.
- 3(sometimes disapproving) showing strong emotions, sometimes in a way that other people think is unnecessary an emotional outburst/response/reaction They made an emotional appeal for help. He tends to get emotional on these occasions.
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NAmE//ɪˈmoʊʃənəli//adverb emotionally disturbed children I try not to become emotionally involved. They have suffered physically and emotionally. an emotionally charged atmosphere