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over-sentimental Line breaks: over-sentimen¦tal

Definition of over-sentimental in English:


Excessively emotional or nostalgic, especially in a superficial or self-indulgent way: being a kids' film, it is over-sentimental in parts an over-sentimental rewriting of history
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  • It's a soft and over-sentimental song about isolation and loneliness.
  • Bits that I thought were cringe-inducingly over-sentimental at the cinema, I now felt touch me.
  • Rudge's was a gentle wit, never over-sentimental, and he had the rare ability to appeal to children.

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