Examples of sentimentalism in a Sentence
the sentimentalism of 19th-century art
the novel's sentimentalism bored me
Recent Examples of sentimentalism from the Web
Any other view of human nature is an exercise in magical thinking or sentimentalism.
Enriquez’s stories are historically aware and class-conscious, but her characters never avail themselves of sentimentalism or comfort.
There can be something pitiless about Mr. Shults’s gaze, but the steadiness of his look is that of the artist who refuses to sell the truth out for sentimentalism.
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First Known Use of sentimentalism
Synonymsbathos, gooeyness, lovey-doveyness, mawkishness, mush, mushiness, saccharinity, sappiness, sentimentality, sloppiness, soppiness, syrup (also sirup)
Related Wordsemotion; sentiment; corn, corniness, hokeyness (or hokiness), schmaltz (also schmalz)
Near Antonymscynicism, hardheadedness, hard-heartedness
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