emotion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emotion any strong feeling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chameleons change their color by dispersing the concentration of pigment in their skin. This is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Color changes are determined by external factors such as light and temperature as well as emotions. They do not change color to match their background.
    • n Emotion 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!""Some vague emotion of delight."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Humans are the only animals that use a smile as an emotional response.
    • n emotion Excited or unusual motion; disturbed movement.
    • n emotion An agitated or aroused, and usually distinctly pleasurable or painful, state of mind directed toward some object; technically, a sensation excited by an idea and directed toward an object, and accompanied by some bodily commotion, such as blushing, trembling, weeping, or some slighter disturbance not manifest to a second party. Under violent emotion all the muscles of the body may be affected, but the most common effects are in the expression of the face—the mouth, eyes, and nose, named in the order of their expressiveness. The voice is also generally affected.
    • n emotion Synonyms Trepidation, Tremor, etc. See agnitation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
    • n Emotion e-mō′shun a moving of the feelings: agitation of mind:
    • n Emotion e-mō′shun (phil.) one of the three groups of the phenomena of the mind
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Quotations

  • Thomas Robert Dewar
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    “Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.”
  • Lord Drewar
    Lord Drewar
    “Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.”
  • George Jean Nathan
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    “Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”
  • Amy Vanderbilt
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    “Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “There is no such thing as morality or immorality in thought. There is immoral emotion.”

Idioms

Tired and emotional - (UK) This idiom is a euphemism used to mean 'drunk', especially when talking about politicians.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. emovere, emotum, to remove, shake, stir up; e, out + movere, to move: cf. F. émotion,. See Move, and cf. Emmove
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. emotion-ememovēre, emōtum, to stir up—e, forth, movēre, to move.

Usage

In literature:

He was in a state of emotion, but he did not know to what category the emotion belonged.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Humour can be found in alliance with the emotion of love as well as with the emotion of hate.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
However, Hadria said with a sigh, if their emotions were satisfied, it was really all they could expect.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
The two men stared at each other, sharing a common emotion.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
An exercise is not only mental but emotional, not only expressive of thought but of normal emotion.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
Our emotions control us, and these emotions change from day to day, from hour to hour.
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
Overcome by her emotions and his words, she began to cry.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The experience he is to provide is primarily a spiritual experience, an affair of the mind and the emotions.
"Personality in Literature" by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
All forms have their characteristic emotional effects, as have all materials, even apart from the emotions or ideas they express.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
Her thoughts seemed to be quarreling with her emotions, her emotions with her thoughts.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
But criticism must be well-founded from a scientific point of view and not stem from an emotional reaction.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Dark suspicions shot across my mind, and I sat silent, but not without emotions of fear.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
He noted everything, even his own shifting emotions.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Her sister exhibits no particular emotion.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Forgive a father's emotion, my friend.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
I was at a distance from that kind mother, who was doubtless thinking of me with affectionate emotion.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Both the beast and its mistress commanded his instant attention, in which wonder was the chief emotion.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
It was a message, an emotion, a struggle, and a peace.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
In our higher emotional natures aesthetic ideas have ruled with imperial sway.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Love was a pleasurable emotion, and because it put a joyous fever in his blood, it enhanced his life.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
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In poetry:

The kindly Earl repelled the notion;
His noble bosom heaved a sigh,
His fingers trembled with emotion,
A tear stood in his mild blue eye:
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But come in friendship's angel-guise;
Yet dearer thou than friendship art,
More tender spirit in thy eyes,
More sweet emotions at thy heart.
"Come, Gentle God" by James Thomson
Deem not that the heart is chill'd,
Which, though once with anguish fill'd,
The fond emotion all forgot,
Can smile and say, "It matters not."
"The Skylark" by Caroline Fry
And our emotions are caught part
From them; their weaponed world it is
They should have left to the abyss
Or made it an image of their heart.
"Poem" by Roy Fuller
His thoughts were a loose skein of threads,
And tangled emotions, vague and dim;
And sacrificing what he loved
He lost the dearest part of him.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
This world had music, its own swift emotion
Like water and the wind running,
Or corn that a winnower in rhythmic motion
Fans with fiery cunning.
"A Carrion" by Allen Tate

In news:

The past week been an emotional rollercoaster for Bobbi Kristina, Whithey Houston's only daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown.
In every Western visitor its tragic, heroic history provokes powerful emotions -- often allied to some sense of guilt.
The theme was there, too, in the emotional speeches from the steps of city hall.
We all know that music paints a picture - that music recounts a time, a memory - it brings back a special moment in your life, it says the things that you've been wanting to say and expressed the emotion you've been eager to express.
TORONTO — Anger has been ignored in the mental health field, according to a psychologist on a mission to give some equal attention to what he calls a forgotten emotion.
That will help you clean out the mental clutter that's affecting your emotions, relationships and attitudes.
Emotions vary when a coach leaves.
Things get complicated as people fall in and out of it, but this wonderful 90-minute show renders the emotional mess with great simplicity.
The emotional, physical, and cognitive effects of music.
If you want to stay married to the same woman for a really long time, you've got to be willing to navigate a trackless emotional jungle.
Playwright Freedman presents a realistic and deft tale of infidelity, miscommunication, and conflicting emotions in her structurally compelling debut novel.
Moise Robert sees theater as "an emotional roller coaster ride" for audiences.
Anne Jones is an English major at Cornell University, but she spends hours in the entomology labs tending to the emotional lives of spiders and their kin.
If they can get just a slightly better grasp of their emotions, they could be in for a special season.
Don't make any financial decisions when your emotions are running high.
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In science:

The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1996. Fields, R.
Role of Glia cells in the formation of memory in the brain
Use of social network sites and instant messaging does not lead to increased social network size, or to emotionally closer relationships with offline network members.
Being Rational or Aggressive? A Revisit to Dunbar's Number in Online Social Networks
Methodology/Principal Findings: A bipartite network of emotional agents and posts evolves through the addition of agents and their actions on posts.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
The emotion state of an agent, quantified by the arousal and the valence, fluctuates in time due to events on the connected posts, and in the moments of agent’s action it is transferred to a selected post.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
Conclusions: The collective behavior is here recognized by the emergence of communities on the network and the fractal time-series of their emotional comments, powered by the negative emotion (critique).
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
Patterns of agents behavior in time and space of the emotion variables . .
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
Complementary to our work in Refs. [14, 15] where the empirical data are analyzed to extract various complexsystems properties, the present work is a theoretical study of the processes, underlying the emergence of the collective emotional behavior of Blog users, within the framework of agent-based modeling.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
In particular, based on Russell’s multidimensional model of affect , each known emotion can be represented by a set of numerical values in the corresponding multidimensional space.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
These components of emotion can be measured in laboratory based on the related psychophysiological and neurological activity [21, 22].
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
Moreover, a systematic association has been recognized between individual emotional characteristics and word use.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
The arousal and valence components of an emotion can be retrieved from a written text by suitable machine-learning methods, which are being developed for a specific type of data [22, 24, 25].
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
Systematic analysis of the patterns of user behaviors and the emotion contents in the texts of comments in the empirical data from popular Blogs , discussion-driven Diggs , and Forums , suggests that negative emotions (critique) drive the activity on these Web portals.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
The agents are spreading their emotions in a bipartite network environment.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
Following Ref. , we assume that the individual emotional state (arousal and valence) of each agent can be described by two nonlinear equations, which are subject of the environmental fields.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
Depending on the current emotional state of the agent, positive and negative fields ca n lead to different effects , in particular, positive (negative) state will be in fluenced more with negative (posi tive) field, and vice versa.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks
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