deep, extreme, intense, overwhelming, powerful, profound, strong, violent
genuine, heartfelt, real, true
conflicting, contradictory, mixed, tangled

She felt torn by conflicting emotions.

dark, destructive, negative, violent

We teach people to handle negative emotions such as fear and anger.

inner, innermost
basic, primary
pure, raw

a moving performance full of raw emotion


the heightened emotions which resulted from the terrorist attack

pent-up, suppressed

Years of pent-up emotion came out as he sobbed.


Fear is a normal human emotion.

flicker, hint, trace

There wasn't a hint of emotion in his eyes.

flood, rush, surge, wave

She felt a sudden rush of emotion at the thought of seeing him again.


She could not cope with such public displays of emotion.

experience, feel

the emotions that we experience as children

He felt no emotion as she left.

be choked with, be filled with, be overcome with

Her voice was choked with emotion.

be devoid of, be drained of, lack
communicate, convey, display, express, show

Drama can help children to express their emotions.

The woman's face showed no emotion.


The film captures the real emotion of this terrible event.


Releasing these emotions is part of the healing process.


Boys often find it difficult to share their emotions.

betray, reveal
shake with, tremble with

She realized she was shaking all over with emotion.

bottle up, conceal, hide, hold back, mask, repress, stifle, suppress
control, regulate
cope with, deal with, fight, handle, manage

Victims of crime are encouraged to confront their emotions.

arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, stir, stir up, trigger

an incident that has aroused strong emotions locally

be charged with, be full of

a speech that was charged with emotion

read, sense

You could read his emotions by looking into his eyes.

with emotion, without emotion

She spoke with deep emotion.

depth of emotion, intensity of emotion

The movie has a surprising depth of emotion for a comedy.

emotions run high (= people feel very angry, nervous, excited, etc.)

Emotions are running high on the issue.

a gamut of emotions, a range of emotions

Her performance in the play covered the whole gamut of emotions.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Emotĭon — (v. lat.). Gemüthsbewegung Rührung, Aufwallung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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