Human Emotions

by Tiffany Watt Smith

The History of Human Emotions

emotion

[ɪˈməʊʃ(ə)n]

NOUN

emotions (plural noun)

a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.

“she was attempting to control her emotions” · [More]

synonyms:

feeling · sentiment · sensation · reaction · response · passion · intensity · warmth · ardour · fervour · vehemence · fire · fieriness · excitement · spirit · soul

instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge.

“responses have to be based on historical insight, not simply on emotion”

synonyms:

instinct · intuition · gut feeling · inclination · sentiment · sentimentality · the heart · tenderness · softness · soft-heartedness · tender-heartedness

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