schwarmerei

noun
schwar·​me·​rei | \ˌshver-mə-ˈrī \

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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