FREE-FLOATING EMOTION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the term for a diffuse and generalized emotional state that does not appear to be associated with any specific cause. A common example is free-floating anxiety. FREE-FLOATING EMOTION: "Joe suffered from free floating emotion." Related Psychology Terms ANXIETY NEUROSIS FREE-FLOATING FEAR FREE-FLOATING ANXIETY STATE-TRAIT ANXIETY INVENTORY (STAI) OVERANXIOUS DISORDER OF CHILDHOOD ANXIETY BARRIER-FREE ENVIRONMENT EXPERIMENTAL NEUROSIS FIDGETINESS FLOURISHING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FREE-FLOATING EMOTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-floating-emotion/ (accessed December 9, 2019).