Definition of sentimentality in English:
noun (plural sentimentalities)[mass noun]
Exaggerated and self-indulgent tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia: there are passages which verge on sentimentality
More example sentences
- This is a show that, despite its bygone English rural setting, is without nostalgia or sentimentality.
- I wish people would stop mistaking sentimentality for serious emotion.
- The director lights up the screen with genuine emotions, minus sentimentality.
informal schmaltz, mush, slush, sob stuff, slushiness, sloppiness, slop, corn, corniness, hokum, cheese
British informal soppiness
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