• WordNet 3.6
    • adj emotional (of persons) excessively affected by emotion "he would become emotional over nothing at all","she was worked up about all the noise"
    • adj emotional of more than usual emotion "his behavior was highly emotional"
    • adj emotional determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason "it was an emotional judgment"
    • adj emotional of or pertaining to emotion "emotional health","an emotional crisis"
    • ***
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.
    • a Emotional Pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational; as, an emotional nature.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Humans are the only animals that use a smile as an emotional response.
    • emotional Pertaining to or of the nature of emotion.
    • emotional Characterized by emotion; attended by or producing emotion; subject to emotion: as, an emotional poem; an emotional temperament.
    • emotional Employing appeal to the emotions; aiming at the production of emotion as an object: as, an emotional orator or harangue.
    • ***


  • Dorothy Parker
    “She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.”
  • Thomas Reid
    Thomas Reid
    “Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.”
  • Matthew Arnold
    “The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
  • Sir Robin Day
    Sir Robin Day
    “Television thrives on unreason, and unreason thrives on television. It strikes at the emotions rather than the intellect.”


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


In literature:

He was neither glad or sorry; he felt no emotion whatever.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
It was therefore with no ordinary emotion that Katherine Grandison heard that this perfect cousin Ferdinand had at length arrived.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
It was the general and peculiar expression of her countenance which had caused in him such emotion.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
His soul swelled and overflowed with unspeakable emotion.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Do you experience once more the emotions you then felt?
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
She had to struggle with her own emotions, that she might subdue mine.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
You would not suggest that Odette or Coralie or Alice could cause such an emotion!
"Man and Maid" by Elinor Glyn
They are remarkably rich and varied, these emotions.
"The Story of the Mind" by James Mark Baldwin
And have the courage of your own strong emotion.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
My very emotion rose to action as I saw the woman I knew took her away.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
The mere possession of ambition is not evidence of the desire to grow up emotionally.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
We will thus examine successively sensation, idea, emotion, and will.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
Whether there be any thoughts too great for words or no, there are emotions too great.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Attitudes are not the same as emotions or sentiments although attitudes always are emotionally toned and frequently supported by sentiments.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
He saw the desert through eyes intensified by emotion.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
When eventually the table was bare, he reflected it was strange he should now feel so little emotion.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
Lucy was not one to bear any outward traces of emotion.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Dickens is especially fond of imagining an emotional harmony between his settings and his incidents.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
All emotions are related to desire, joy, or sorrow, as the definitions show which we have given of those emotions.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
While emotional people are generally attractive, yet the habit of the expression of the emotions could be turned to better account.
"The Colored Girl Beautiful" by E. Azalia Hackley

In poetry:

Yet still, in memory still, my heart
Lives o'er that fleeting bliss again;
I feel his glance, his touch, impart
Emotion through each bursting vein.
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
And though at times impetuous with emotion
And anguish long suppressed,
The swelling heart heaves moaning like the ocean,
That cannot be at rest,--
"By The Fireside : Resignation" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We see, hear, hold him yet! To our emotion
Only a change of deeper awe is given;
Naught dies upon the spiritual ocean
That had its life from Heaven.
"The Bishop Of Winchester. In Memoriam. (From 'The Guardian,' July 30, 1873)" by Samuel John Stone
The sun shows the world to the world,
Turns its own ghost on the terrified crowd,
Then plunges all images into the ocean
Of the nightly mass emotion.
"Far-Darting Apollo" by Kathleen Raine
His frame with strong emotion shook,
And kindness tuned each faltering word;
While I, surprised, with anxious look
The meaning of his glance explored.
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
The Fallow Field, by Sally Loo;
The Rose in Chains. I’ve read that too;
I’ve read them all for promised treat
Of thrills, emotions, tremblings sweet.
"Mouths Of Hippopotami And Some Recent Novels" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

They are valued on the emotions they invoke.
An unusual outpouring of emotion for an unusual ultra-Orthodox sect.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't indulge in much public emoting.
Eggers called it "grueling" and "rarely fun," and Deng discussed the emotional stress that accompanied his remembering and retelling.
I felt a familiar emotional twinge.
Becoming Chaz' on OWN — Chastity Bono's emotional transformation.
In an emotional interview with the co-author of Chaz Bono 's autobiography, "End of Innocence," Michele Kort told RadarOnline.com that her friend's "coming out as a man to her mom" was the "scariest" part of his transgender process.
Chely Wright's emotional documentary outlining her struggle and decision to reveal to the world that she is gay is now available for purchase online.
For a brief moment at a campaign stop in Portsmouth, N.H. Hillary Clinton let slip a glimpse of uncontrolled emotion.
It would be hard to imagine a more emotionally or intellectually satisfying showcase than the one presented by Kuumba on Thursday night at the Dance Theater Workshop's Bessie Schonberg Theater.
There are emotional highs and lows at Christmas and Florence Daninger of Forest Lake has lived them both.
For me, circumcision made sense on every level: medically, sexually, and emotionally.
For Kevin Youkilis, the past day and a half brought a range of emotions unlike anything he'd experienced in the major leagues.
You let emotions control the way you handle money--you spend when you're happy, sad, angry, or bored.
Swinging wildly between screed and lament, " Detachment " doesn't take much to tap into the raw emotions many people feel about the state of public education in the United States.

In science:

Some remarks on other emotions are also given.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
Of course, not every ”deviation from the norm” looks funny; but it should be taken into account that habitual, oft-repeated deviations are analogous to hackneyed jokes (see below) and the weak deviations are easily forced out by other emotions (see the following paper ).
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
In this section we have seen the two main facial parameterization techniques. Let us now take a look at some interesting points on emotions, facial expressions and facial features.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Apart from the six basic emotions, the human face is capable of displaying expressions for a variety of other emotions. In 2000, Parrott identified 136 emotional states that humans are capable of displaying and categorized them into separate classes and subclasses . This categorization is shown in Table 3.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
As we have seen in section 7, Sebe et al. have also used emotion inducing films to capture data for their spontaneous expression database.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
We then looked at facial parameterization using FACS AUs and MPEG-4 FAPs. Then we looked at some notes on emotions, expressions and features followed by the characteristics of a n ideal system. We then saw the recent advances in face detectors and trackers.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
R. Cowie, E. Douglas-Cowie, K. Karpouzis, G. Caridakis, M. Wallace and S. Kollias, “Recognition of Emotional States in Natural Human-Computer Interaction,” in Multimodal User Interfaces, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Parrott, “Emotions in Social Psychology,” Psychology Press, Philadelphia, October 2000.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Friesen, “Constants across cultures in the face and emotions,” J.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
For instance, all the summaries successfully reported all the goals and all the game ends, which are probably the most emotional moments, when users extremely coincide sharing.
Towards Real-Time Summarization of Scheduled Events from Twitter Streams
Our emotional attitudes are also different; for instance, some of us may be more forgiving of errors than others.
True Peer Review
So we have to hope that after the first period of emotional debate the situation can evolve into constructive confrontation.
With both positive and null measurements of several possible pentaquark resonances, there are strong statements being made on both sides In fact, some might even say that it has become an of the argument. emotionally-charged issue in hadronic physics.
Workshop Summary: Experiment
As a regular submitter of sequences to the OEIS database, I’ve built an emotional isomorphism of a sequence being interesting and a sequence being worth submitting to the database.
How to Create a New Integer Sequence
In the moment of action on a post, the agent’s current emotion arousal and valence components are transferred to the comment that the agent leaves on that post, where it can be experienced by other agents.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks