noun (plural sentimentalities)[mass noun]
- Exaggerated and self-indulgent tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia: there are passages which verge on sentimentalityMore example sentences
mawkishness, over-sentimentality, sentimentalism, emotionalism, overemotionalism; nostalgia, pathos; romanticism; kitsch; British tweeness• informal schmaltz, mush, slush, sob stuff, slushiness, sloppiness, slop, corn, corniness, hokum, cheeseBritish • informal soppiness
- 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.