sentimentality


sen·ti·men·tal·i·ty

noun \ˌsen-tə-ˌmen-ˈta-lə-tē, -mən-\

: the quality of being sentimental especially in an excessive way

plural sen·ti·men·tal·i·ties

Full Definition of SENTIMENTALITY

1
:  the quality or state of being sentimental especially to excess or in affectation
2
:  a sentimental idea or its expression

Examples of SENTIMENTALITY

  1. the sentimentality of Romantic poetry
  2. <the sentimentality of the story of star-crossed lovers only made it even more popular with moviegoers>

First Known Use of SENTIMENTALITY

1770

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