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sentimentality

sen·ti·men·tal·i·ty

sentimentality

 
pronunciation:
sen t men tae lih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: sentimentalities
definition 1: the quality or condition, or an instance, of being sentimental, esp. in an excessive or affected way.
synonyms:
emotionalism
similar words:
bathos, mawkishness, mush, mushiness, treacle
definition 2: an expression of sentiment, often excessive.