AskDefine | Define emotionalism

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emotionalism n : emotional nature or quality [syn: emotionality] [ant: unemotionality]

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Noun

emotionalism
  1. the tendency to be over-emotional

Extensive Definition

Emotionalism means "an inclination to rely on or place too much value on emotion." It could be argued that very few, if any, thinkers would call themselves "emotionalists", but rather that it would be a derogatory term applied to them, possibly for exhibiting a zealous demeanor, which may be interpreted as an appeal to emotion. Whether or not this is the case may vary from depending upon what is being presented.

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