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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishemotivee‧mo‧tive /ɪˈməʊtɪv $ ɪˈmoʊ-/ adjective  EMOTIONALmaking people have strong feelings syn emotionalemotive issue/subject/word etc Child abuse is an emotive subject.emotively adverb
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emotiveIn rural areas, with the small stocks identified earlier, the issue of sales can be particularly emotive.They're the ones that are the most emotive.However, we should be wary lest use of such an emotive and pejorative term leads to premature dismissal of legitimate arguments.Furthermore, these viewpoints in this problem situation are very emotive as they have moral and political overtones.an emotive dramaThe candidates agreed to avoid emotive issues like abortion and child abuse.But he does not use the harsh, emotive language of the Prime Minister.The documentary deliberately uses highly emotive language, talking about "exploitation' and "blackmail'.Admittedly the descriptive technique is a matter of exploiting a ready-made emotive vocabulary.emotive issue/subject/word etcCertainly it provoked wide media interest which continues today, and it remains a highly emotive issue.Drug use is an emotive issue.She has been hampered by her awkward delivery when making speeches on what are often highly emotive subjects.He was just firing a smokescreen of emotive words and phrases.I know it's an emotive subject but we have a good working relationship with the archaeological unit concerned.In considering the right to live issue, there is a tendency to fight shy of the emotive word of murder.You will find your Surveyor will not have such emotive issues on his mind when he inspects!The issue of animal experimentation is an emotive subject with strong views held on both sides.
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