Synonyms for emotional

Synonyms for (adjective) emotional

Synonyms: aroused, emotional, excited, worked up

Definition: (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

Usage: he would become emotional over nothing at all; she was worked up about all the noise

Similar words: agitated

Definition: troubled emotionally and usually deeply

Usage: agitated parents


Synonyms: emotional

Definition: of more than usual emotion

Usage: his behavior was highly emotional

Similar words: emotive, affectional, affective

Definition: characterized by emotion


Similar words: bathetic, hokey, mushy, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, soppy, soupy, slushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, drippy

Definition: effusively or insincerely emotional

Usage: a bathetic novel; maudlin expressions of sympathy; mushy effusiveness; a schmaltzy song; sentimental soap operas; slushy poetry


Similar words: releasing, cathartic

Definition: emotionally purging (of e.g. art)


Similar words: charged, supercharged

Definition: fraught with great emotion

Usage: an atmosphere charged with excitement; an emotionally charged speech


Similar words: funky, low-down

Definition: (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues


Similar words: het up

Definition: worked up emotionally by anger or excitement

Usage: was terribly het up over the killing of the eagle; got really het up over the new taxes; he was suddenly het up about racing cars


Similar words: hot-blooded

Definition: prone to emotion

Usage: hot-blooded Latin-Americans


Similar words: little

Definition: small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context)

Usage: a nice little job; bless your little heart; my dear little mother; a sweet little deal; I'm tired of your petty little schemes; filthy little tricks; what a nasty little situation


Similar words: lyric, lyrical

Definition: expressing deep emotion

Usage: the dancer's lyrical performance


Similar words: mind-blowing

Definition: intensely affecting the mind or emotions

Usage: spending a week in the jungle was a mind-blowing experience; a mind-blowing horror story


Similar words: moody, temperamental

Definition: subject to sharply varying moods

Usage: a temperamental opera singer


Similar words: overemotional, sloppy

Definition: excessively or abnormally emotional


Similar words: soulful

Definition: full of or expressing deep emotion

Usage: soulful eyes; soulful music


Similar words: warm-toned

Definition: used of music