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emotional

adjective uk   /ɪˈməʊ.ʃən.əl/ us    /-ˈmoʊ-/
B2 relating to the emotions: a child's emotional development My doctor said the problem was more emotional than physical. Amnesia can be caused by emotional trauma. B2 having and expressing strong feelings: He's a very emotional man. I felt quite emotional during the wedding ceremony. He became very emotional when I told him I was pregnant. The president has made an emotional plea for the killing to stop.
emotionally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
B2 She spoke emotionally about her experiences as a war correspondent. Many children have become emotionally disturbed as a result of the abuse they have suffered. an emotionally charged issue (= causing strong feelings)
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