sentimentalism


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sen·ti·men·tal·ism

 (sĕn′tə-mĕn′tl-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. A predilection for the sentimental.
2. An idea or expression marked by excessive sentiment.

sen′ti·men′tal·ist n.

sentimentalism

(ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. the state or quality of being sentimental
2. an act, statement, etc, that is sentimental
ˌsentiˈmentalist n

sen•ti•men•tal•ism

(ˌsɛn təˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm)

n.
sentimental character or display.
[1810–20]
sen`ti•men′tal•ist, n.

sentimentalism

an excessive indulgence in sentiment or emotionalism, predominance of feeling over reason and intellect, as the death scene of Little Nell in Dickens’s Old Curiosity Shop. — sentimentalist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sentimentalism - the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
glop, treacle, mush, slop - writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
2.sentimentalism - a predilection for sentimentality
sentimentality, drippiness, mawkishness, mushiness, soupiness, sloppiness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way

sentimentalism

noun
The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional:
Slang: sappiness.
Translations

sentimentalism

[ˌsentɪˈmentəlɪzəm] Nsentimentalismo m

sentimentalism

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It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation.
I thought you were free from all vulgar sentimentalism and that you had a more independent mind.
I suppose they were exercis ing and developing their racial sentimentalism by the means of that dummy.
The Ankara court came to the conclusion that the murder of the singer could not be considered "deliberate homicide" as "the murderer acted under the influence of sentimentalism and rage that was derived from excessive love and passion.
France's love story with book shops has been more than mere sentimentalism.
By unveiling a heretofore marginalized literary relationship between Poe and Whitman, Professor Bradford rewrites our understanding of these authors and suggests a more intimate relationship among sentimentalism, romanticism, and transcendentalism than has previously been recognized.
He urged the people of the country to avoid sentimentalism and try to understand the agenda of the western countries.
Hence, he might be tinged with the sentimentalism that has made Cuba a destination for political pilgrims too ideologically blinkered to see the extraordinary sadism of Cuba's treatment of its many political prisoners.
Sentimentalism aside, let's be honest and look at the merits and demerits of the jobs plea to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and the aviation industry as brought forth by a distressed citizen.
salvage sentimentalism as a powerful cinematic and politically viable
By contrast, Feilla's analysis of the plays is literary before it is political (though the two are not mutually exclusive); she aims to reconstruct the aesthetic principles and assumptions of Revolutionary theater, particularly as they relate to eighteenth-century sentimentalism.