emotional etymology

English word emotional comes from English emotion, English -al

Detailed word origin of emotional

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
emotion English (eng) 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.. A reaction by a non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
emotional English (eng) Appealing to or arousing emotion.. Characterised by emotion.. Determined by emotion rather than reason.. Easily affected by emotion.. Of or relating to the emotions.. Readily displaying emotion.

Words with the same origin as emotional

Descendants of -al
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