The definition of an emotion is a mental state that is spontaneous and does not come from conscious effort.(noun)
An example of emotion is being full of joy.
See emotion in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr (prob. after motion) < émouvoir, to agitate, stir up < VL *exmovere, for L emovere < e-, out + movere, move
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Origin: French émotion
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from esmovoir, to excite
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *exmovēre
Origin: : Latin ex-, ex-
Origin: + Latin movēre, to move; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.
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