- strong feeling; excitement
- a state of consciousness having to do with the arousal of feelings, distinguished from other mental states, as cognition, volition, and awareness of physical sensation
- any specific feeling; any of various complex reactions with both mental and physical manifestations, as love, hate, fear, anger, etc.
Origin of emotionFrench (prob. after motion) from émouvoir, to agitate, stir up from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exmovere, for Classical Latin emovere from e-, out + movere, move