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sentimental

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adjective sen·ti·men·tal \ˌsen-tə-ˈmen-təl\

Simple Definition of sentimental

  • : based on, showing, or resulting from feelings or emotions rather than reason or thought

  • : appealing to the emotions especially in an excessive way

  • : having or expressing strong feelings of love, sadness, etc., in a way that may seem foolish or excessive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sentimental

  1. 1a :  marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealismb :  resulting from feeling rather than reason or thought <a sentimental attachment> <a sentimental favorite>

  2. 2 :  having an excess of sentiment or sensibility

sentimentally adverb

Examples of sentimental in a sentence

  1. He has a sentimental attachment to his old high school.

  2. She saved her wedding gown for sentimental reasons.

  3. He has sentimental ideas about the past.

  4. I tend to get very sentimental when I think about my childhood.



1741

First Known Use of sentimental

1741



SENTIMENTAL Defined for Kids

sentimental

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adjective sen·ti·men·tal \ˌsen-tə-ˈmen-təl\

Definition of sentimental for Students

  1. 1 :  influenced strongly by feelings of affection or yearning <She kept her old doll for sentimental reasons.>

  2. 2 :  primarily affecting the emotions <a sentimental story>





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