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"emotional" in British English

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emotionaladjective

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 ​expressingstrongfeelings: He's a very emotional man. I ​feltquite emotional during the ​weddingceremony. He ​became very emotional when I told him I was ​pregnant. The ​president has made an emotional ​plea for the ​killing to ​stop.

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emotionally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
B2 She ​spoke emotionally about her ​experiences as a ​warcorrespondent. Many ​children have ​become emotionally disturbed as a ​result of the ​abuse they have ​suffered. an emotionally chargedissue (= ​causingstrongfeelings)
(Definition of emotional from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emotional" in American English

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emotionaladjective

 us   /ɪˈmoʊ·ʃə·nəl/
connected with or ​showingfeelings: The ​mayor made an emotional ​appeal for ​aidfollowing the ​tornado.
emotionally
adverb  us   /ɪˈmoʊ·ʃə·nəl·i/
The ​coachappeared emotionally ​drained after yesterday’s ​loss.
(Definition of emotional from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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