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emotional cripple

1. Someone who is unable or finds it difficult to form or express emotions, thus hindering his or her ability to properly relate to other people. Raised by a single father who was at best distant and at worst abusive, Jonathan grew up a cold, emotional cripple, with no friends or companions.
2. Someone who has become incompetent, indecisive, socially alienated, helpless, or apathetic due to an overwhelming and debilitating experience or abundance of negative emotions. My anxiety has left me an emotional cripple—I can do little more than make myself breakfast each day.
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tired and emotional

A semi-polite or humorous euphemism for drunkenness. Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but Sean's father looked a bit tired and emotional at the picnic, didn't he? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home.
See also: and, emotional, tired

be tired and emotional

To be drunk. (A semi-polite or humorous euphemism.) Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but did it seem to you like Sean's father was a bit tired and emotional at the picnic? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home to bed.
See also: and, emotional, tired

beyond some emotional response

in too extreme a state to feel or care. Do what you want. You have hurt me so much, I am beyond caring. The dying patient is beyond feeling. It doesn't matter now.

be tired and emotional

  (British & Australian humorous)
to be drunk Professor Davis looked a bit tired and emotional, to say the least.
See also: and, emotional, tired
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The Emotionality subscale consists of items such as "I sometimes can't help worrying about little things.
60 min later, mice were either exposed to a single restraint stress (stressed group) or left in their home cage (non-stressed group) for 240 min, and the emotionality of mice was estimated in the hole-board test.
Other research has highlighted how extraversion in adults is similar to sociability with children, and neuroticism in adults is similar to emotionality with children, bolstering the results found in this study.
Of the MRNI-R subscales, Dominance, Extreme Self-Reliance, Non-relational Sexuality, Restrictive Emotionality, and Avoidance of Femininity were significantly associated with an avoidance of academic help seeking, with Dominance being the most strongly related.
They found that gender role conflict affected many of these adolescents, resulting in negative outcomes such as limited emotionality and an increase in school/family/friend conflict.
Collectively, the essays in this edition are a pertinent effort to further this idea of the versatility, indeed transcendental nature, of Black/African emotionality.
Choki is most celebrated today for his use of color, strong compositional arrangements, a depiction of atmosphere and mood, emotionality and excellence in printing technique.
Perhaps this has something to do with our suspicion of colour's unruliness, its resistance to categorisation, and its emotionality.
In her brief lifetime, she was often lauded for qualities (her beauty and style) that were secondary to her lifeAEs work, and derided for other aspects of her character (her emotionality and chaotic personal life) that were equally beside the point.
In her brief lifetime, she was often lauded for qualities (her beauty and style) that were secondary to her life's work, and derided for other aspects of her character (her emotionality and chaotic personal life) that were equally beside the point.
It is only fair that we set aside emotionality and apply the same sanctions to these men as they have always applied to their hapless clients.
Duquesnoy's figures would engage one's feelings through the fascination of the material--the artist's choice of a certain kind of marble or of bronze identifiable with ancient Greek practice--indescribable subtleties of surface and of contour, and facial expressions so stilled as, paradoxically, to redirect attention to the emotionality of the subject matter.
Researchers have often overlooked the relationships between sex and ratings of word characteristics, such as concreteness, context-availability, imageability, and emotionality.
It was especially popular among enslaved blacks for its accommodation to emotionality, illiteracy, or the absence of songbooks.