Definition for emotion


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In movies like Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Memento, and more, he’s been toying with that concept, finding emotion and feeling in the emotionless fabric of the universe.

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The stories that tend to go viral on Facebook are those that stoke emotion and divisiveness, critics argue.

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Rivers and LeBron James had passionately described the emotions the NBA community felt after seeing the video of Blake’s shooting.

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People living in small, relatively isolated communities, such as Himba farmers and herders in southern Africa, often rank facial emotions differently than Westerners do if asked to describe on their own what a facial expression shows, Roberson says.

When we see an emotion on the face of another, we feel it ourselves.

Throughout all the stories of loss and pain with the Chief, there was barely a trace of emotion.

The shared feelings, the bubbling emotion, the awe: she became an experience.

She suggests mindfulness exercises to help us process the emotion before it triggers a response.

Even when he opens up, the sentences are wooden, the scenes sucked dry of emotion.

He was not a man given to casual affectionate display; the moment was charged with emotion.

After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.

But I doubt if he feels any particular emotion himself, when he is piercing you through with his rendering.

The medium pitch expresses warmth, emotion, and the heart qualities.

Her fat red cheeks would quiver with emotion, and be wet with briny tears, over the sorrows of Mr. Trollope's heroines.

Even the stern, inflexible commander turned to hide an emotion he would have blushed to betray.

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What are other ways to say emotion?

The noun emotion refers to a feeling that is intensified: agitated by emotion. Passion is strong or violent emotion, often so powerful that it takes over the mind or judgment: stirred to a passion of anger. Sentiment is a mixture of thought and feeling, especially refined or tender feeling: Recollections are often colored by sentiment. Feeling is a general term for a subjective point of view as well as for specific sensations: to be guided by feeling rather than by facts; a feeling of sadness, of rejoicing.

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On this page you'll find 92 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to emotion, such as: affection, anger, concern, desire, despair, and empathy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.