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Meaning of EMOTION

Pronunciation:  i'mowshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any strong feeling

EMOTION is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: anger, anxiety, CER, choler, conditioned emotion, conditioned emotional response, emotional state, fear, fearfulness, feeling, fright, hate, hatred, ire, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, love, spirit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*mo"tion\, n. [L. emovere, emotum, to remove, shake,
stir up; e out + movere to move: cf. F. ['e]motion. See
{Move}, and cf. {Emmove}.]
A moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings,
whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind
caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some
sensible effect on the body.

      How different the emotions between departure and
      return!                                  --W. Irving.

      Some vague emotion of delight.           --Tennyson.

Syn: Feeling; agitation; tremor; trepidation; perturbation;
     passion; excitement.

Usage: {Emotion}, {Feeling}, {Agitation}. Feeling is the
       weaker term, and may be of the body or the mind.
       Emotion is of the mind alone, being the excited action
       of some inward susceptibility or feeling; as, an
       emotion of pity, terror, etc. Agitation may the bodily
       or mental, and usually arises in the latter case from
       a vehement struggle between contending desires or
       emotions. See {Passion}. ``Agitations have but one
       character, viz., that of violence; emotions vary with
       the objects that awaken them. There are emotions
       either of tenderness or anger, either gentle or
       strong, either painful or pleasing.'' --Crabb.

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