Synonyms of emotive
1 sensitiveDictionary • Embryo research is an emotive subject.
sensitive • Employment is a very sensitive issue.
controversial • Immigration is a controversial issue in many countries.
delicate • the delicate issue of adoption
touchy • a touchy subject
2 movingDictionary • He made an emotive speech to his fans.
moving • It was a moving moment for them.
touching • the touching tale of a wife who stood by the husband she loved
affecting • one of the most affecting pieces of the film
emotional • It was a very emotional moment.
exciting • the most exciting adventure of their lives
stirring • a stirring account of the final months of the old regime
thrilling • a thrilling encounter with wildlife in its natural state
sentimental • It's a very sentimental play.
poignant • a poignant reminder of her sister's death
heart-rending • heart-rending pictures of refugees
heart-warming • the heart-warming story of enemies who discover a shared humanity
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affectingIf you describe something such as a story or a piece of music as affecting, you think it is good because it makes you feel a strong emotion, especially sadness or pity.
• one of the most affecting pieces of the film
controversialIf you describe something or someone as controversial, you mean that they are the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval.
• Immigration is a controversial issue in many countries.
open to question,
open to question,
delicateYou use delicate to describe a situation, problem, matter, or discussion that needs to be dealt with carefully and sensitively in order to avoid upsetting things or offending people.
• the delicate issue of adoption
Thesaurus for emotive from the Collins English Thesaurus
tending or designed to arouse emotion