emotion


emotion
A strong feeling, aroused mental state, or intense state of drive or unrest, which may be directed toward a definite object and is evidenced in both behavior and in psychologic changes, with accompanying autonomic nervous system manifestations. [L. e-moveo, pp. -motus, to move out, agitate]

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emo·tion i-'mō-shən n
1) the affective aspect of consciousness
2) a state of feeling
3) a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usu. directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body compare AFFECT
emo·tion·al -shnəl, -shən-əl adj
emo·tion·al·i·ty -.mō-shə-'nal-ət-ē n, pl -ties
emo·tion·al·ly -'mō-shnə-lē, -shən-əl-ē adv

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n.
a state of arousal that can be experienced as pleasant or unpleasant. Emotions can have three components: subjective, physiological, and behavioural. For example, fear can involve an unpleasant subjective experience, an increase in physiological measures such as heart rate, sweating, etc., and a tendency to flee from the fear-provoking situation.

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emo·tion (e-moґshən) [L. emovere to disturb] a strong feeling state, such as excitement, distress, happiness, sadness, love, hate, fear, or anger, arising subjectively and directed toward a specific object, with physiological, somatic, and behavioral components. In psychoanalytic theory, it is a state of tension associated with an instinctual drive. The external manifestation of emotion is called affect; a pervasive and sustained emotional state is called a mood. emotional adj

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