Emotive



[ih-moh-tiv] /ɪˈmoʊ tɪv/

adjective
1.
characterized by or pertaining to :
the emotive and rational capacities of humankind.
2.
productive of or directed toward the :
Artistic distortion is often an emotive use of form.
/ɪˈməʊtɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or designed to arouse emotion
2.
of or characterized by emotion
v.

1735, “causing movement,” from Latin emot-, past participle stem of emovere (see emotion) + -ive. Meaning “capable of emotion” is from 1881; that of “evoking emotions” is from 1923, originally in literary criticism.

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  • Emotive-meaning

    noun 1. the emotional connotation of a word or expression that is used instead of one having a similar meaning but less affective quality, as the connotation of “murder” when used instead of “homicide” or “drunk” instead of “inebriated.”.

  • Emotively

    [ih-moh-tiv] /ɪˈmoʊ tɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by or pertaining to : the emotive and rational capacities of humankind. 2. productive of or directed toward the : Artistic distortion is often an emotive use of form. /ɪˈməʊtɪv/ adjective 1. tending or designed to arouse emotion 2. of or characterized by emotion v. 1735, “causing movement,” from […]



  • Emotivism

    /ɪˈməʊtɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. (ethics) the theory that moral utterances do not have a truth value but express the feelings of the speaker, so that murder is wrong is equivalent to down with murder Also called boo-hurrah theory Compare prescriptivism, descriptivism

  • Emotiveness

    [ih-moh-tiv] /ɪˈmoʊ tɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by or pertaining to : the emotive and rational capacities of humankind. 2. productive of or directed toward the : Artistic distortion is often an emotive use of form. /ɪˈməʊtɪv/ adjective 1. tending or designed to arouse emotion 2. of or characterized by emotion v. 1735, “causing movement,” from […]



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