1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Emotional means concerned with emotions and feelings.

I needed this man's love, and the emotional support he was giving me...

Victims are left with emotional problems that can last for life.

Derived words:
emotionally ADV ADV adj/-ed

Are you saying that you're becoming emotionally involved with me?

2) ADJ-GRADED An emotional situation or issue is one that causes people to have strong feelings.

It's a very emotional issue. How can you advocate selling the ivory from elephants?

Derived words:
emotionally ADV-GRADED ADV adj/-ed

In an emotionally charged speech, he said he was resigning.

3) ADJ-GRADED If someone is or becomes emotional they show their feelings very openly, especially because they are upset.

He is a very emotional man...

I don't get as emotional as I once did.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Emotional — E*mo tion*al, a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational; as, an emotional nature. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • emotional — 1821, pertaining to emotion, from EMOTION (Cf. emotion) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Meaning liable to emotions attested by 1857. Related: Emotionally. Emotional intelligence coined by mid 1960s, popular from mid 1980s …   Etymology dictionary

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