anti-sentimental

adjective
an·​ti-sen·​ti·​men·​tal | \ ˌan-tē-ˌsen-tə-ˈmen-tᵊl, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-sentimental (audio) \
variants: or less commonly antisentimental

Definition of anti-sentimental

: opposed to sentimentalism : deliberately or emphatically not sentimental Femmes Fatales was much more than anti-sentimental, it was meant to be hatefully reactionary, to make us look at the vitality of our prejudices.— Stanley Kauffmann

First Known Use of anti-sentimental

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-sentimental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-sentimental. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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