Meaning of “emotionalism” in the English Dictionary

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"emotionalism" in British English

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emotionalismnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪˈməʊ.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us /ɪˈmoʊ.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving

Examples from literature

  • It was the first evidence of his pathologic emotionalism and vindictiveness. 
  • Nor is the connection between alcoholism and emotionalism so far-fetched as it seems. 
  • Quiet love, not feverish emotionalism. 
  • There was, however, running through her character a vein of what might be called emotionalism. 
  • They have an eighteenth-century restraint, and freedom from emotionalism and gush. 

(Definition of “emotionalism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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