Definition of sentimental
- a sentimental attachment
- a sentimental favorite
He has a sentimental attachment to his old high school.
She saved her wedding gown for sentimental reasons.
He has sentimental ideas about the past.
I tend to get very sentimental when I think about my childhood.
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: 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
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