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e·mo·tive / iˈmōtiv/ • adj. arousing or able to arouse intense feeling: animal experimentation is an emotive subject the issue has proved highly emotive. ∎  expressing a person's feelings rather than being neutrally or objectively descriptive: the comparisons are emotive rather than analytic.DERIVATIVES: e·mo·tive·ly adv.e·mo·tive·ness n.e·mo·tiv·i·ty / ˌēmōˈtivitē/ n.

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