emotion

emotion
noun
1)

she was good at hiding her emotions

Syn:
feeling, sentiment; reaction, response
2)

overcome by emotion, she turned away

Syn:
passion, strength of feeling, warmth of feeling
3)

responses based purely on emotion

Syn:
instinct, intuition, gut feeling; sentiment, the heart
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emotion, affect, feeling, passion, sentiment
A feeling can be almost any subjective reaction or state — pleasant or unpleasant, strong or mild, positive or negative — that is characterized by an emotional response (a feeling of insecurity; a feeling of pleasure). An emotion is a very intense feeling, which often involves a physical as well as a mental response and implies outward expression or agitation (to be overcome with emotion) Passion suggests a powerful or overwhelming emotion, with connotations of sexual love (their passion remained undiminished after 30 years of marriage) or intense anger (a passion for revenge). There is more intellect and less feeling in sentiment, which is often applied to an emotion inspired by an idea (political sentiments; antiwar sentiments). Sentiment also suggests a refined or slightly artificial feeling (a speech marked by sentiment rather than passion). Affect is a formal psychological term that refers to an observed emotional state (heavily sedated, he spoke without affect).

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  • Emotion — Emotion …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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  • Emotion — Émotion Psychologie Approches et courants Psychodynamique • Humanisme • …   Wikipédia en Français

  • émotion — ÉMOTION. subs. fém. Altération, trouble, mouvement excité dans les humeurs, dans les esprits, dans l âme. J ai peur d avoir la fièvre, j ai senti quelque émotion. Il n a plus la fièvre, mais je lui trouve encore quelque émotion, de l émotion. Il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Emotion — E*mo tion, n. [L. emovere, emotum, to remove, shake, stir up; e out + movere to move: cf. F. [ e]motion. See {Move}, and cf. {Emmove}.] A moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emotion — Sf Gefühl erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. émotion, einer Ableitung von frz. émouvoir bewegen, erregen (unter formaler Anlehnung an frz. motion Bewegung ), dieses aus l. ēmovēre herausbewegen, emporwühlen , zu l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • emotion — UK US /ɪˈməʊʃən/ noun [C or U] MARKETING ► the feelings that someone has about a product or service that can influence their decision whether to buy it or not: »Detroit automakers used color to elicit emotion to sell cars. »Advertising… …   Financial and business terms

  • Emotion — нем. [эмоцио/н], англ. [имо/ушн] émotion фр. [эмосьо/н] emozione ит. [эмоцио/нэ/] эмоция, волнение, возбуждение …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • émotion — Emotion нем. [эмоцио/н], англ. [имо/ушн] émotion фр. [эмосьо/н] emozione ит. [эмоцио/нэ/] эмоция, волнение, возбуждение …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • emotion — 1570s, a (social) moving, stirring, agitation, from M.Fr. émotion (16c.), from O.Fr. emouvoir stir up (12c.), from L. emovere move out, remove, agitate, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + movere to move (see MOVE (Cf. move)). Sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • Emotion — »Gefühl, Gemütsbewegung, seelische Erregung«: Das Fremdwort ist aus gleichbed. frz. émotion entlehnt. Das frz. Wort gehört zu émouvoir »bewegen, erregen«, das auf lat. emovere »herausbewegen, emporwühlen« (zu movere »bewegen«, vgl. ↑ Lokomotive)… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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