Definition of motivational in English:


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  • 1Relating to the reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.

    ‘concern for the poor remains a strong motivational factor in my thinking’
    • ‘People always want to explain the male/female difference in suicide as primarily motivational.’
    • ‘Emotions are the organized psychobiological responses linking physiological, cognitive, and motivational systems.’
    • ‘For Wallace, free agency can be understood neither in terms of certain motivational structures, nor in terms of normative judgement.’
    • ‘Thompson followed up this 1998 study in 2000 with a report on demographic and motivational variables associated with Internet use in Singapore.’
    • ‘Barbara Krug refers to conformity as a behavioral and motivational force that contributes to the force of custom.’
    • ‘Steinberg argues that there are two major motivational modes: referential and rhetorical.’
    • ‘Weber's typology was broadened by the inclusion of three other motivational forces (values, affection, tradition).’
    • ‘Yet it is difficult to speculate on the strategic or motivational causes for the difference, and even more difficult to assess how these affected or reflected nationalist sentiment.’
    • ‘The problem with the above scales is that they do not provide a comprehensive profile of the relevant emotional, cognitive, and motivational aspects of women's sexual experience.’
    • ‘According to classic motivational theorists, all behavior is motivated in some way, in that it is not random but for a reason and in order to further some desired end.’
    1. 1.1Designed to promote the desire or willingness to do or achieve something.
      ‘a motivational speech’
      • ‘fear is used as a motivational tool’
      • ‘I am ready to follow my dream of becoming a professional motivational speaker.’
      • ‘Reflect upon whatever psychological elements might exist to give one team a decisive motivational advantage.’
      • ‘In the book, the Olympians pass on their best training, nutritional and motivational tips.’
      • ‘Golf fanatics will love this film, as will anyone who has a soft spot for feel-good motivational stories.’
      • ‘There are inspirational and motivational books that can ignite a significant change in its reader.’
      • ‘All reviews encourage me, obviously, but it's the constant feedback that's really motivational - I owe you guys the world.’
      • ‘This is not a personality-driven, motivational DVD with a driving pop music score for added zip.’
      • ‘Confident self starter with good motivational skills.’
      • ‘His remarks are the most insightful and motivational of any I have heard on the topic of the role of the music teacher in today's society.’
      • ‘They traveled the country, training over 900 salespeople in a power-packed, two-hour educational, motivational and highly personal seminar.’



/ˌmōdəˈvāSH(ə)n(ə)l/ /ˌmoʊdəˈveɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/