Emotion meaning

ĭ-mō'shən
Such mental states or the qualities that are associated with them, especially in contrast to reason.

A decision based on emotion rather than logic.

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The definition of an emotion is a mental state that is spontaneous and does not come from conscious effort.

An example of emotion is being full of joy.

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Any specific feeling; any of various complex reactions with both mental and physical manifestations, as love, hate, fear, anger, etc.
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A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling.

The emotions of joy, sorrow, and anger.

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Such mental states or the qualities that are associated with them, especially in contrast to reason.

A decision based on emotion rather than logic.

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A psychological state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is sometimes accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling.
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A reaction by an non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.
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A person's internal state of being and involuntary physiological response to an object or a situation, based on or tied to physical state and sensory data.
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A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling.

The emotions of joy, sorrow, and anger.

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Origin of emotion

  • 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
  • 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