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emotion


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  agitation  of  mind 
  caused  by  a  specific  exciting  cause  and  manifested  by  some 
  sensible  effect  on  the  body. 
 
  How  different  the  emotions  between  departure  and 
  return!  --W.  Irving. 
 
  Some  vague  emotion  of  delight.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Syn:  Feeling;  agitation;  tremor;  trepidation;  perturbation; 
  passion;  excitement. 
 
  Usage:  {Emotion},  {Feeling},  {Agitation}.  Feeling  is  the 
  weaker  term,  and  may  be  of  the  body  or  the  mind. 
  Emotion  is  of  the  mind  alone,  being  the  excited  action 
  of  some  inward  susceptibility  or  feeling;  as  an 
  emotion  of  pity,  terror,  etc  Agitation  may  the  bodily 
  or  mental,  and  usually  arises  in  the  latter  case  from 
  a  vehement  struggle  between  contending  desires  or 
  emotions.  See  {Passion}.  ``Agitations  have  but  one 
  character,  viz.,  that  of  violence;  emotions  vary  with 
  the  objects  that  awaken  them  There  are  emotions 
  either  of  tenderness  or  anger,  either  gentle  or 
  strong,  either  painful  or  pleasing.''  --Crabb. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emotion 
  n  :  any  strong  feeling 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EMOTION,  n.  A  prostrating  disease  caused  by  a  determination  of  the 
  heart  to  the  head.  It  is  sometimes  accompanied  by  a  copious  discharge 
  of  hydrated  chloride  of  sodium  from  the  eyes. 
 
 




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