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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
References in classic literature ?
This parable speak I unto you sentimental dissemblers, unto you, the "pure discerners!" You do I call--covetous ones!
'Because,' said Alfred, 'I am disposed to be sentimental myself, on your appropriation of the jewels and the money, Mr Boffin.
The Countess Lidia Ivanovna had, as a very young and sentimental girl, been married to a wealthy man of high rank, an extremely good-natured, jovial, and extremely dissipated rake.
"It's disappointing to find that at heart you are sentimental. I should have liked you better if you hadn't made that ingenuous appeal to my sympathies."
She is a little afraid of being terribly bored when she gets back to Boston, and she is very sentimental."
"In a few minutes," she said, smiling at him, "we should have become sentimental."
If he had expected to find her languishing, reproachful, or indulging in sentimental tears, he must have been greatly surprised.
The sun was beginning to grow dreamy, and the whole world to wear a dangerously sentimental expression.
Trent was seldom sentimental, but from the first he had had an uneasy presentiment concerning this man who lay now within his power and so near to death.
My light burned till two and three in the morning, which led a good neighbour woman into a bit of sentimental Sherlock-Holmes deduction.
"Only," said he, "it is no longer the sentimental card of the seventeenth century, it is the card of life, very neatly divided into two parts, one feminine, the other masculine; the right hemisphere for woman, the left for man."
Italians are always nice," said Meg, who was a little sentimental.