DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

emotion

EN[ɪˈmoʊʃən] [iˈmoʊʃən] [ɪˈməʊʃən] [-əʊʃən]
CA US
WEmotion
  • Emotion is, in everyday speech, a person's state of mind and instinctive responses, but scientific discourse has drifted to other meanings and there is no consensus on a definition.
  • Emotions are complex. According to some theories, they are a state of feeling that results in physical and psychological changes that influence our behavior.
  • Emotions involve different components, such as subjective experience, cognitive processes, expressive behavior, psychophysiological changes, and instrumental behavior.
FR émotion
emotion
emotion

    Definition of emotion in English Dictionary

  • NounPLemotionsSUF-tion
    1. A person's internal state of being and involuntary physiological response to an object or a situation, based on or tied to physical state and sensory data.
      1. He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.
    2. A reaction by a non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • We help students feel more comfortable expressing their own emotions or self-realizations.
        • They seem to be so interfused with the emotions of the soul, that they strike upon the heart almost like the living touch of a spirit.
        • When most people try to decode the emotion in a pair of eyes, their amygdalae light up. When autistic patients do it, their amygdalae are much dimmer.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Emotions are often bottled up rather than dealt with, which can lead to stress in later life.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Logic compels the wise, while fools feel compelled by emotions.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. en emotions
      2. en emotional
      3. en emotionally
      4. en emotionalism
      5. en emotioned
      Source: Wiktionary
       0 0

      Meaning of emotion for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "emotion" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      Difficultness: Level 1
      12345678910
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 8
      12345678910
      Definite    ➨     Versatile