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SENTIMENTAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sentimental mean? 

SENTIMENTAL (adjective)
  The adjective SENTIMENTAL has 2 senses:

1. given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
2. effusively or insincerely emotional

  Familiarity information: SENTIMENTAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SENTIMENTAL (adjective)


Sense 1sentimental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality

Similar:

tender (given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality)


Sense 2sentimental [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Effusively or insincerely emotional

Synonyms:

bathetic; schmalzy; schmaltzy; mawkish; maudlin; hokey; mushy; sentimental; slushy; soppy; soupy; drippy

Context examples:

a bathetic novel / maudlin expressions of sympathy / mushy effusiveness / a schmaltzy song / sentimental soap operas / slushy poetry

Similar:

emotional (of more than usual emotion)


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