sentimentalist


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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.
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Noun1.sentimentalist - someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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sentimentalist

[ˌsentɪˈmentəlɪst] Npersona f sentimental

sentimentalist

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That is to confound you, you blathering old sentimentalist," he cried, shaking with laughter.
For unless you own the whale, you are but a provincial and sentimentalist in Truth.
So he told me that I was a womanish sentimentalist, and would never do for business life; and advised me to take the bank-stock and the New Orleans family mansion, and go to writing poetry, and let him manage the plantation.
Charity they feel to be a ridiculously inadequate mode of partial restitution, or a sentimental dole, usually accompanied by some impertinent attempt on the part of the sentimentalist to tyrannise over their private lives.
And a sentimentalist, my dear Darlington, is a man who sees an absurd value in everything, and doesn't know the market price of any single thing.
You are a sentimentalist, Prince," she declared, smiling.
So you think," he remarked, "that I may yet have in me the making of a sentimentalist.
Moreover, I was an irreclaimable sentimentalist, and found a subtle charm in an impersonal and spiritual relation which acquaintance might vulgarize and marriage would certainly dispel.
The first representatives of the class aimed, imitating the French sentimentalist Rousseau, to improve education, and in accordance with the sentimental Revolutionary misconception which held that all sin and sorrow result from the corruptions of civilization, often held up the primitive savage as a model of all the kindly virtues.
He was a savage sentimentalist who had his own decided views of his paternal prerogatives.
That they were men of the finest type only the sentimentalist can declare.
But, in truth, he shared the view of his wife's friend and patron that Michaelis was a humanitarian sentimentalist, a little mad, but upon the whole incapable of hurting a fly intentionally.