Definition of “emotion” - English Dictionary

“emotion” in English

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emotionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɪˈməʊ.ʃən/ us /ɪˈmoʊ.ʃən/

B2 a strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general:

Like a lot of men, he finds it hard to express his emotions.
My mother was overcome with emotion and burst into tears.

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

“emotion” in American English

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emotionnoun [ C/U ]

us /ɪˈmoʊ·ʃən/

(a) strong feeling, such as of love, anger, fear, etc.:

[ C ] He’s driven by his emotions, not by careful thought.

(Definition of “emotion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“emotion” in Business English

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emotionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɪˈməʊʃən/ us MARKETING

the feelings that someone has about a product or service that can influence their decision whether to buy it or not:

Detroit automakers used color to elicit emotion to sell cars.
Advertising traditionally relies on the persuasive power of positive emotions.

(Definition of “emotion” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)