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Emotion appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Emotion is sometimes a misspelling of emotions.

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Definition of the noun emotion

What does emotion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: emotions

  1. any strong feeling
    • examples: So great was his emotion that he could not utter a word. | My emotion's losing the color of life. | Emotion counts above vocabulary in verbal communication. | Man is a creature of emotion. | He heard the ill tidings without emotion. | She wept with emotion. | Her voice broke with emotion. | Her emotion was too strong for words. | She is easily moved to emotion. | The emotion they gave me was exquisite, but I could not preserve it, nor could I indefinitely repeat it; the most beautiful things in the world finished by boring me.
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic word: feeling = the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun emotion


  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.
  2. A reaction by an non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.


Who is Emotion?

Emotion a.k.a. Emotion Cheung is an actor.


  1. "Emotion" is a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb and recorded by Australian singer Samantha Sang for the Private Stock label. The song was Sang's only hit single, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Billboard ranked it as the No. 14 song for 1978. There is a promotional video made for this song. The Bee Gees recorded their own version of the song and it was released on their 2001 collection titled Their Greatest Hits: The Record. They originally recorded the track in 1994 as part of an album called Love Songs which was never released.
  2. "Emotion" is the twenty-third studio album released by Barbra Streisand. It was released on October 9, 1984 and went platinum in the United States on December 18 the same year.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (30 years ago)
  3. "Emotion" is the sixth studio album from Martina McBride released in 1999. The song "I Love You" became McBride's biggest hit single to date after it reached #1 on the country charts and peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album ends with two covers, "Goodbye" by Patty Griffin and Gretchen Peters' "This Uncivil War" from Peters' 1996 debut album The Secret of Life. In the U.S. the album was certified Gold on 10/20/1999 and Platinum on 9/15/2000 by the R.I.A.A.
    • genre: Country
    • released on (15 years ago)
  4. "Emotion" is the debut album by Australian singer Samantha Sang released in 1978. It features her biggest hit "Emotion".
  5. "Emotion" is a 2005 musical album by Thai Musical group Clash.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  6. "Emotion" is the 2000 single album by Destiny's Child.
  7. "EMOTION" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  8. "Emotion" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "EMOTION" is a musical single of Miliyah Kato.
    • released on
  10. "Emotion" is a musical album of Juice Newton.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  11. "Emotion" is a musical album of Malaria!.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  12. "EMOTION" is a composition.
  13. "Emotion" is a musical album of Myria Benedetti.
    • released on (12 years ago)


"Emotion" is a book by Dylan Evans, published in (14 years ago).

  • also known as "Emotion: the science of sentiment"


  1. Emotion: In psychology and philosophy, emotion is a subjective, conscious experience characterized primarily by psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states. A similar multicompenential description of emotion is found in sociology. For example, Peggy Thoits described emotions as involving physiological components, cultural or emotional labels, expressive body actions, and the appraisal of situations and contexts. Emotion is often associated and considered reciprocally influential with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation. It also is influenced by hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin, oxytocin, cortisol and GABA. Emotion is often the driving force behind motivation, positive or negative. An alternative definition of emotion is a "positive or negative experience that is associated with a particular pattern of physiological activity.
    • also known as 情绪
  2. Emotion is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which, as its title states, publishes articles relating to the study of emotion. It is one of several psychology journals published by the American Psychological Association. It was established by founding co-editors-in-chief Richard Davidson and Klaus Scherer in 2001. The current editor-in-chief is David DeSteno. Initially published quarterly, the publication frequency has been bimonthly since 2008.

Phrases with Emotion

  1. express emotion
  2. Flow of Emotion
  3. Aesthetic Emotion
  4. Sustained Emotion
  5. conditioned emotion

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Emotion

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Google previewPSYCHOLOGY (2010)


Literally, emotion refers to movement. This arousal of self...

Emotion is a very complex, disturbed state of the organism and intricate psychological process. Entire organism is...

Emotion is an affective experience that one undergoes during an instinctive excitement”. For example, when a ...

Google previewThe Discourse of Reading Groups (2015)

Integrating Cognitive and Sociocultural Perspectives by David Peplow, Joan Swann, Paola Trimarco, Sara Whiteley

emotion is warmth/cold; emotion is a natural force; emotion is a substance in a container (Kövecses 2000: 218) 'Everything...

Google previewFire Metaphors (2016)

Discourses of Awe and Authority by Jonathan Charteris-Black




Emotion is the bottom line of action which itself is a bottom line for reaction. By definition, emotion refers to any strong feeling which may be voluntary or involuntary which are physically expressed by the individual to the perception of others ...


Managing Emotions to Win in Life by S. K. MANGAL, SHUBHRA MANGAL

Emotion is a moved or stirred-up state of an organism.

Emotion is an effective experience that accompanies generalized linear adjustment and mental and psychological stirred-up states in the ...

Google previewHow the Mind Uses the Brain (2010)

To Move the Body and Image the Universe by Ralph Ellis, Natika Newton

Emotion is the sentient organism's attempt to balance all its selforganizational tendencies, which also requires a monitoring system for its motivations. And conscious emotion is the feeling of the body's emotions along with a representation of ...

Google previewOne Layman?s Contemporary Theology (2014)

by Michael S. K. Toh

The love emotion is a natural propensity and perhaps mirrors the 'image of God' in which we are created at the first moment of birth because God is defined as love, and God loves. The love emotion is the primary source of our other emotions, ...

Google previewCulture Theory (1984)

Essays on Mind, Self and Emotion by Richard A. Shweder, Robert A. LeVine

An emotion is a system of concepts, beliefs, attitudes, and desires, virtually all of which are context-bound, historically...

Google previewThe Unconscious as Infinite Sets (1998)

An Essay in Bi-logic by Ignacio Matte Blanco

Emotion is a certain way of apprehending the world. (p. 50) Now we can conceive...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2007)

by Thomas A. Schwandt

EMOTION concepts—the social scientific language used by the scientist to refer to the same phenomena. Emic may also be used to refer to the processes of cataloging, description, and categorization, and etic, to indicate the process of ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy (2009)

by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey

Emotion . Although some philosophers recognized theimportanceof emotions ( Aristotle, Hume), emotions have often beenneglectedordismissed as irrelevant or inconveniently intrusive. They have been treated as if they were merely ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Society (2009)

by Jodi O'Brien

Affect control theory further supports the relationship between social position and emotion work because it postulates that occupying a social position that is devalued or thought to be deviant gives rise to negative emotions. These negative ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set by Richard Schulz

ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS See Health Informatics EMOTION Although virtually absent prior to the last 2 decades, the study of human aging has seen a groundswell of research documenting changes in ...

Google previewDictionary of Theories, Laws, and Concepts in Psychology (1998)

by Jon E. Roeckelein

CANNON/CANNON-BARD THEORY associated with the specific emotion. The Cannon-Bard theory would predict that the removal of an animal's thalamus in a laboratory procedure called "de- cortication" would reduce its emotional ...

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Quotes about Emotion

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art. (Rmy de Gourmont)
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Scrabble value of E1M3O1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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