Emotion Definition

ĭ-mōshən
emotions
noun
Strong feeling; excitement.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
Such mental states or the qualities that are associated with them, especially in contrast to reason.
A decision based on emotion rather than logic.
American Heritage Medicine
Any specific feeling; any of various complex reactions with both mental and physical manifestations, as love, hate, fear, anger, etc.
Webster's New World
A reaction by an non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
physicality
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Other Word Forms of Emotion

Noun

Singular:
emotion
Plural:
emotions

Origin of Emotion

  • From French émotion, from émouvoir (“excite”) based on Latin emotus, past participle of emovere (“to move out, move away, remove, stir up, agitate”), from e- (“out”) (variant of ex-), and movere (“move”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French émotion from Old French from esmovoir to excite from Vulgar Latin exmovēre Latin ex- ex- Latin movēre to move meuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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