Definition of sentimental
1a : marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealismb : resulting from feeling rather than reason or thought a sentimental attachment a sentimental favorite
2 : having an excess of sentiment or sensibility
Examples of sentimental in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of sentimental
SENTIMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sentimental for English Language Learners
: 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
SENTIMENTAL Defined for Kids
Definition of sentimental for Students
1 : influenced strongly by feelings of affection or yearning She kept her old doll for sentimental reasons.
2 : primarily affecting the emotions a sentimental story
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