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"emotional" in British English

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emotionaladjective

uk   /ɪˈməʊ.ʃən.əl/ us   /ɪˈmoʊ.ʃən.əl/
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.

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emotionally
adverb uk   /ɪˈməʊ.ʃən.əl.i/ us   /ɪˈmoʊ.ʃən.əl.i/
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)
(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 showing feelings: The mayor made an emotional appeal for aid following the tornado.
emotionally
adverb us   /ɪˈmoʊ·ʃə·nəl·i/
The coach appeared emotionally drained after yesterday’s loss.
(Definition of emotional from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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