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emotional

adjective
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
e‧mo‧tion‧al S3 W3
1 [only before noun]MP relating to your feelings or how you control them:
She provided emotional support at a very distressing time for me.
Ann suffered from depression and a number of other emotional problems.
the physical and emotional state of the patient
2 making people have strong feelings [= emotive]:
Abortion is a very emotional issue.
The funeral was a very emotional experience for all of us.
3 having strong feelings and showing them to other people, especially by crying
get/become emotional
He became very emotional when we had to leave.
4 influenced by what you feel, rather than what you know:
an emotional response to the problem
emotionally adverb:
Nursing is an emotionally and physically demanding job.

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