- the tendency to be emotional or to show emotion quickly and easily
- display of emotion
- an appeal to emotion, esp. to sway an audience to some belief
- The tendency to display emotion freely or to rely on or place too much value on emotion.
- Undue display of emotion.
(countable and uncountable, plural emotionalisms)
- An emotional state of mind, a tendency to regard things in an emotional manner; emotional behaviour or characteristics. [from 19th c.]
From emotional + -ism.