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adjective emotional pronunciation in British English /ɪˈməʊʃ(ə)nəl/
  1. 1
    relating to feelings and the way that they affect your life

    physical and emotional well-being

    He is in need of emotional support.

  2. 2
    affected by and expressing strong emotion, especially sadness or anger

    Some patients became very emotional.

    It was an emotional reunion.

    1. a.
      causing strong emotions such as sadness and anger

      This is such an emotional issue.

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