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sen·ti·men·tal

 (sĕn′tə-mĕn′tl)
adj.
1. Having, showing, or caused by emotion, especially tender or affectionate feeling: I have sentimental ties to the small town I grew up in.
2. Having, showing, or caused by strong or extravagant tenderness or sadness, often in an idealized way: "He had no sentimental illusions about poverty's virtues" (Sherill Tippins).

sen′ti·men′tal·ly adv.
Synonyms: sentimental, maudlin, mawkish, mushy
These adjectives mean extremely or extravagantly sad or tender: a sentimental greeting card; maudlin expressions of sympathy; mawkish sentiment; mushy effusiveness.

sentimental

(ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl)
adj
1. tending to indulge the emotions excessively
2. making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings
3. relating to or characterized by sentiment
ˌsentiˈmentally adv

sen•ti•men•tal

(ˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl)

adj.
1. expressive of or appealing to the tender emotions.
2. nostalgic: a sentimental journey.
3. weakly emotional; mawkish.
[1740–50]
sen`ti•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sentimental - given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
tender - given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"
2.sentimental - effusively or insincerely emotionalsentimental - effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"

sentimental

adjective romantic, touching, emotional, tender, pathetic, nostalgic, sloppy (informal), tearful, corny (slang), impressionable, mushy (informal), maudlin, simpering, weepy (informal), slushy (informal), mawkish, tear-jerking (informal), drippy (informal), schmaltzy (slang), icky (informal), gushy (informal), soft-hearted, overemotional, dewy-eyed, three-hankie (informal) It's a very sentimental play.
practical, realistic, down-to-earth, earthy, dispassionate, hard-headed, unsentimental, unfeeling, unemotional, unromantic, undemonstrative, commonsensical

sentimental

adjective
Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
Translations
عاطِفي، وُجْدانيعاطِفي، وُجْداني، مُتَعَلِّق بالشُّعورعَاطِفِيّ
sentimentálnícitový
sentimentalfølelsesmæssig
sentimentaalinen
sentimentalan
szentimentális
tilfinningalegurtilfinningaríkur
感傷的な
감정적인
čustven
sentimental
ซึ่งสะเทือนอารมณ์
ủy mị

sentimental

[ˌsentɪˈmentl] ADJsentimental (pej) → sentimental, sensiblero
to have sentimental valuetener un valor sentimental

sentimental

[ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl] adj
(= expressing emotion) [person] → sentimental(e); [film, book] → sentimental(e)
(= relating to emotions) [value, reason] → sentimental(e)
Our paintings and photographs are of sentimental value only → Nos tableaux et photos n'ont qu'une valeur sentimentale.

sentimental

adjsentimental; person, mood alsogefühlvoll; novel, song, music alsogefühlsselig, kitschig (pej), → schmalzig (pej); valuegefühlsmäßig; for sentimental reasonsaus Sentimentalität; to make a sentimental visit to a placeeinem Ort aus Sentimentalität einen Besuch abstatten; a certain sentimental attachmenteine gewisse gefühlsmäßige Bindung; sentimental nonsenseGefühlsduselei f

sentimental

[ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntl] adj (emotional) → sentimentale (pej) (film, love story) → troppo sentimentale
I have a sentimental attachment to this pen → sono attaccato a questa penna per motivi sentimentali

sentiment

(ˈsentimənt) noun
tender feeling or emotion. a song full of patriotic sentiment.
ˌsentiˈmental (-ˈmen-) adjective
1. (sometimes with about) having, showing or causing much tender feeling. a sentimental person; a sentimental film about a little boy and a donkey.
2. of the emotions or feelings. The ring has sentimental value, as my husband gave it to me.
ˌsentiˈmentally adverb
ˌsentimenˈtality (-ˈtӕ-) noun

sentimental

عَاطِفِيّ sentimentální sentimental sentimental συναισθηματικός sentimental sentimentaalinen sentimental sentimentalan sentimentale 感傷的な 감정적인 sentimenteel sentimental sentymentalny sentimental сентиментальный sentimental ซึ่งสะเทือนอารมณ์ duygusal ủy mị 多愁善感的
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Marshall Field's man, Anson Kirkpatrick, played the piano and sang all the latest sentimental songs.
If he had expected to find her languishing, reproachful, or indulging in sentimental tears, he must have been greatly surprised.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
He has no fins on his back (most other porpoises have), he has a lovely tail, and sentimental Indian eyes of a hazel hue.
The third man is very fat, with a round, red, sentimental nose, and he plays with his eyes turned up to the sky and a look of infinite yearning.
How sublimely he had sat with his hands in his pockets, and scouted all sentimental weakness of those who would put the welfare of a few miserable fugitives before great state interests!
This amounts to idiocy, and once the damaging fact is established, thoughtful people will cease to look up to him, the sentimental will cease to fondle him.
Yes, she was satisfied now, and quite happy and sentimental over it.
Having learned the trick of beating and loving and suffering, the poor faithful heart persisted, although it lived on memories and carried on its sentimental operations mostly in secret.
Eshton to draw her into conversation, had first murmured over some sentimental tunes and airs on the piano, and then, having fetched a novel from the library, had flung herself in haughty listlessness on a sofa, and prepared to beguile, by the spell of fiction, the tedious hours of absence.
A lady whose age was unknown, and whose personal appearance was stout -- but whose heart was in the right place -- volunteered to act the part of the sentimental "Julia," and brought with her the dramatic qualification of habitually wearing a wig in private life.
During the whole of this scene, which lasted some three hours, he had plenty of shouting and weeping and sentimental company, and throughout Defarge held him by the collar, as if to restrain him from flying at the objects of his brief devotion and tearing them to pieces.