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Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 10 18:57:09 EDT 2017


"All weepy/teary" are great, though they are states not emotions. Also, I feel like MW is inappropriately combining the teary-type meaning and the angry-type meaning in definition four, but it definitely works. I appreciate all the responses. BB

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> On Sep 10, 2017, at 12:56, Chris Waigl <chris at LASCRIBE.NET> wrote:
> 
> If you want adjectives, I use words like weepy or teary (usually with a
> qualifier like "all"), informally; though more often I'd use the
> corresponding verb.
> 
> On the original question, I do think that the adjective emotional has
> different senses in the examples. I'm actually quite fine with how the
> online version of M-W breaks it down in four senses:
> 
> ===
> 
> 4:  markedly aroused or agitated in feeling or sensibilities -- gets
> emotional at weddings
> 
> https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emotional
> 
> ===
> 
> Chris
> 
> 
>> On 9/10/17 6:48 AM, Margaret Winters wrote:
>> overcome?
>> 
>> 
>> ----------------------------
>> MARGARET E WINTERS
>> Former Provost
>> Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
>> Wayne State University
>> Detroit, MI  48202
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>> mewinters at wayne.edu
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>> Subject: Re: choke up =? emotional
>> 
>>> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Barretts Mail wrote:
>>> 
>>> Is there an English adjective other than “emotional” to describe the
>>> emotion when you are overwhelmed by, err, emotion?
>> 
>> Verklempt?
>> 
>> --bgz
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