emotionalism

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Etymology[edit]

From emotional +‎ -ism.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ᵻˈməʊʃ(ə)nəlɪz(ə)m/

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emotionalism (countable and uncountable, plural emotionalisms)

  1. An emotional state of mind, a tendency to regard things in an emotional manner; emotional behaviour or characteristics. [from 19th c.]
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 304:
      Yet once the emotionalism of those ‘great gusts of words’ had been flensed, the flesh and bones of the programme looked disappointingly like the mixture as before […].

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