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sentimentality

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noun sen·ti·men·tal·i·ty \ˌsen-tə-ˌmen-ˈta-lə-tē, -mən-\

Simple Definition of sentimentality

  • : the quality of being sentimental especially in an excessive way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sentimentality

plural

sentimentalities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being sentimental especially to excess or in affectation

  2. 2 :  a sentimental idea or its expression

Examples of sentimentality in a sentence

  1. the sentimentality of Romantic poetry

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



1770

First Known Use of sentimentality

1770



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