sentimentality

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noun sen·ti·men·tal·i·ty \ˌsen-tə-ˌmen-ˈta-lə-tē, -mən-\

Definition of sentimentality

plural

sentimentalities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being sentimental especially to excess or in affectation

  2. 2 :  a sentimental idea or its expression

Examples of sentimentality in a sentence

  1. the sentimentality of Romantic poetry

  2. the sentimentality of the story of star-crossed lovers only made it even more popular with moviegoers

1770

First Known Use of sentimentality

1770


SENTIMENTALITY Defined for English Language Learners

sentimentality

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noun sen·ti·men·tal·i·ty \ˌsen-tə-ˌmen-ˈta-lə-tē, -mən-\

Definition of sentimentality for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of being sentimental especially in an excessive way



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