sentimentalism

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noun sen·ti·men·tal·ism \ˌsen-tə-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of sentimentalism

  1. 1 :  the disposition to favor or indulge in sentimentality

  2. 2 :  an excessively sentimental conception or statement

sentimentalist

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Examples of sentimentalism in a sentence

  1. the sentimentalism of 19th-century art

  2. <the novel's sentimentalism bored me>

1817

First Known Use of sentimentalism

1817


SENTIMENTALISM Defined for English Language Learners

sentimentalism

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noun sen·ti·men·tal·ism \ˌsen-tə-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of sentimentalism for English Language Learners

  • : a tendency to have or express feelings of love, sadness, etc., especially in a way that seems foolish or excessive : a sentimental quality


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