Definition of emotive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//iˈməʊtɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmoʊtɪv//
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causing people to feel strong emotions synonym emotional emotive language/words Capital punishment is a highly emotive issue. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Latin emot- ‘moved’, from the verb emovere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + movere ‘move’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emotive