- An aesthetic and critical theory of art which places emphasis on the expressive qualities. According to this theory, the most important thing about a work of art is the vivid communication of moods, feelings, and ideas. Also see audience, empathy, expressionism, formalism, imitationalism, kitsch, meaning, sentimentality, subject, and viewer.
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emotionalism — [ē mō′shənəl iz΄əm, i mō′shənəl iz΄əm] n. 1. the tendency to be emotional or to show emotion quickly and easily 2. display of emotion 3. an appeal to emotion, esp. to sway an audience to some belief … English World dictionary
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emotionalism — emotional ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the emotions. 2) arousing or showing emotion. 3) easily affected by or readily displaying emotion. DERIVATIVES emotionalism noun emotionality noun emotionalize (also emotionalise) verb emot … English terms dictionary
emotionalism — noun Date: 1865 1. a tendency to regard things emotionally 2. undue indulgence in or display of emotion … New Collegiate Dictionary
emotionalism — noun The cultivation of an emotional state of mind; tendency to regard things in an emotional manner. See Also: emotivism … Wiktionary
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