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sentimental

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

: 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

Full Definition of SENTIMENTAL

1
a :  marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism
b :  resulting from feeling rather than reason or thought <a sentimental attachment> <a sentimental favorite>
2
:  having an excess of sentiment or sensibility
sen·ti·men·tal·ly adverb

Examples of SENTIMENTAL

  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.

First Known Use of SENTIMENTAL

1741
SENTIMENTALLY Defined for Kids

sentimental

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

Definition of SENTIMENTAL for Kids

1
:  influenced strongly by feelings of affection or yearning <She kept her old doll for sentimental reasons.>
2
:  primarily affecting the emotions <a sentimental story>

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