Definition of 'emotive'
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It's quite an emotive issue for me. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it is a hugely emotive issue in Pakistan and the government is signalling that it is considering its options. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Democrats have hit back with some emotive language. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This ability to combine the emotive power of music and comic inventiveness is a great gift. CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)But screening is a deeply emotive subject. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If he uses emotive or powerful language the scanners light up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Prayers are offered in highly emotive style and bathed in background music. Christianity Today (2000)Thank you once again for the strong and emotive piece you wrote. The Sun (2007)But it remains deeply emotive for many of us. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many have been moved by highly emotive situations involving friends or family. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The tragedy of soldiers blinded by war is an emotive issue seldom aired in public. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a highly emotive charge that delivers a relatively small tax take. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The most emotive issue is executive pay and bonuses. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Since when was this the dominant reason for changing the law on such an emotive issue? Times, Sunday Times (2009)No wonder drugs is such an emotive and complex issue. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Local hospital closures are deeply emotive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The matter-of-fact tone gives these accounts their particular emotive power. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her emotive, powerful vocals really stand out. The Sun (2011)Their kitchens are so strong, yet emotive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is a highly emotive subject, but with limited funds available there are no easy answers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is such a powerful, emotive picture that it will have gone all around the world by now. The Sun (2011)It not only names them throughout its report, but uses emotive language to draw attention to its concerns about the continuing risk. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Powerful, emotive, raw and important. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: emotive ADJECTIVE
An emotive situation or issue is likely to make people feel strong emotions.
Embryo research is an emotive issue.
Definition of emotive from the Collins English Dictionary
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