deep, extreme, intense, overwhelming, powerful, profound, strong, violent | complex | conflicting, contradictory, mixed, tangled
She felt torn by conflicting emotions.
| destructive, negative
Counselling can teach people to handle negative emotions such as fear and anger.
| positive | inner, innermost | painful | fragile
The nurse was handling his fragile emotions very carefully.
a moving performance full of raw emotion
| 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.
VERB + EMOTION
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 | display, express, show
Drama can help children to express their emotions. The woman's face showed no emotion.
Releasing these emotions is part of the healing process.
| betray | shake with, tremble with
She realized she was shaking all over with emotion.
| bottle up, control, hide, stifle, suppress | cope with, deal with, handle | confront
Counsellors encourage victims of crime to confront their emotions.
| arouse, provoke, stir (up)
an incident that has aroused strong emotions locally
| be charged with, be full of
a speech that was charged with emotion
She spoke with deep emotion.
depth/intensity of emotion
The film has a surprising depth of emotion for a comedy.
| a gamut/range of emotions
Her performance in the play covered the whole gamut of emotions.
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