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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sentimentally - in a sentimental manner; "`I miss the good old days,' she added sentimentally"
unsentimentally - in an unsentimental manner; "unsentimentally, she threw out her dead son's toys"
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Translations
عاطِفِيّا
citově
følelsesmæssigt
tilfinningalega
duygusal olarak

sentimentally

[ˌsentɪˈmentəlɪ] ADVde modo sentimental; [say] → en tono sentimental
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sentimentally

adv important, attached etcgefühlsmäßig; say, reminiscesentimental; sing, play musicgefühlvoll; (pej)sentimental, kitschig (pej), → schmalzig (pej)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sentimentally

[ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəlɪ] advsentimentalmente (pej) → con sentimentalismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
She thought a little sentimentally about Leonce and the children, and wondered what they were doing.
Such an abounding, affectionate, friendly, loving feeling did this avocation beget; that at last I was continually squeezing their hands, and looking up into their eyes sentimentally; as much as to say, --Oh!
Being even now only a young woman of twenty, one who mentally and sentimentally had not finished growing, it was impossible that any event should have left upon her an impression that was not in time capable of transmutation.
When they had last met on the old prince's name day, she had answered at random all his attempts to talk sentimentally, evidently not listening to what he was saying.
"Jawn," she said, sentimentally, "Missis Murphy's little bye is lost.
Although he sometimes dreamed sentimentally of marriage in the abstract, of actual marriage, of marriage with a flesh-and-blood individual, of marriage that involved clergymen and 'Voices that Breathe o'er Eden,' and giggling bridesmaids and cake, Dudley Pickering was afraid with a terror that woke him sweating in the night.
"See, Papa, aren't they pretty?" added Flo sentimentally. "Geese, young ladies," returns Uncle, in a tone that keeps us quiet till Flo settles down to enjoy the FLIRTATIONS OF CAPTAIN CAVENDISH, and I have the scenery all to myself.
"Did not you sentimentally inform me with that pretty mouth of yours, so cruel to me today, that you came to England solely for the pleasure of seeing me at your ease, an enjoyment of which you told me you so sensibly felt the deprivation that you had risked everything for it--seasickness, tempest, captivity?
To walk through the streets of London until he came to Katharine's house, to look up at the windows and fancy her within, seemed to him possible for a moment; and then he rejected the plan almost with a blush as, with a curious division of consciousness, one plucks a flower sentimentally and throws it away, with a blush, when it is actually picked.
Now's your time, ladies," answered the saucy Prince, keeping his place and looking sentimentally at the girls, who retired precipitately from the dangerous spot.
"I wish we could have afforded some of the plate, Rawdon," the wife continued sentimentally. "Five-and-twenty guineas was monstrously dear for that little piano.
From that moment the sheep had begun to gather to the fold -- that is to say, the camps -- and offer their valueless lives and their valuable wool to the "righteous cause." Why, even the very men who had lately been slaves were in the "righteous cause," and glorifying it, praying for it, sentimentally slabber- ing over it, just like all the other commoners.