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e-mo-nym (ih-moh-nym)

noun
A word that elicits the same emotional feeling as another. As such, it is subjective. A dictionary of emonyms is called an emotional thesaurus.

A word that is offered in response to the question, "What's the first word that comes to mind when you hear 'x'?" The word offered is the responder's emonym for "x".

Origin: 2012-2013; blend of emotional and synonym.
Because of their political affiliations, John and Jane have different emonyms for "Obama". John's emonym is "hero" and Jane's is "loser."
by 2ejk November 04, 2013

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