schwarmerei

noun
schwar·​me·​rei | \ ˌshver-mə-ˈrī How to pronounce schwarmerei (audio) \

Definition of schwarmerei

: excessive sentiment

First Known Use of schwarmerei

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schwarmerei

German Schwärmerei, from schwärmen to be enthusiastic, literally, to swarm

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“Schwarmerei.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schwarmerei. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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