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sentimental

sen·ti·men·tal

sentimental

 
pronunciation:
sen t men tl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to or resulting from sentiment.
I kept the letter for sentimental reasons.
synonyms:
emotional
antonyms:
unsentimental
similar words:
affectionate, mushy, tender, warm
definition 2: appealing to or expressing nostalgic or tender feelings.
The old love songs seem more sentimental to me than the new ones.On the wall was a sentimental drawing of a happy family at Christmas.My sister likes to get sentimental cards for her birthday, but I prefer the humorous ones.
synonyms:
nostalgic
antonyms:
unsentimental
similar words:
affecting, emotional, feeling, romantic, soulful, tearful, tender
definition 3: inclined toward or easily swayed by tender emotions.
Although she could have used the money, she was sentimental and would not sell her father's farm.
antonyms:
hard-boiled, hard-nosed, unsentimental
definition 4: overly emotional; mawkish.
I can't stand these sentimental dramas that have the audience weeping at every turn.
synonyms:
mawkish
antonyms:
unsentimental
similar words:
corny, emotional, gushy, hokey, maudlin, melodramatic, mushy, romantic, sweet, weepy
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derivation: sentimentally (adv.)
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