Definition of sentimentality in English:


Line breaks: sen¦ti|men¦tal|ity
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛntɪmɛnˈtalɪti

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.
mawkishness, over-sentimentality, sentimentalism, emotionalism, overemotionalism; nostalgia, pathos; romanticism; kitsch; Britishtweeness
British informal soppiness
North American informal sappiness, hokeyness

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