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Definition of "emotive" []

  • Of or relating to emotion: the emotive aspect of symbols. (adjective)
  • Characterized by, expressing, or exciting emotion: an emotive trial lawyer; the emotive issue of gun control. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emotive" in a sentence
  • "The idea of things being more emotive is very interesting."
  • "The proponents of euthanasia always talk in emotive terms about people dying in great distress."
  • "Since Orwell, so far as we know, had not been in this condition, the comparison, while perhaps effectively emotive, is logically meaningless."