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[sen-tuh-men-tl-ist] /ˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl ɪst/
one given to sentiment or sentimentality.
Origin of sentimentalist
First recorded in 1770-80; sentimental + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The sentimentalist, roughly speaking, is the man who wants to eat his cake and have it.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • Indeed, I had always supposed that there was nothing of the sentimentalist about him.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Artois was not by nature a sentimentalist—and he was not a fool.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • A sentimentalist, a man of heart, would quickly have it broken with the pity of it all.

  • He was no sentimentalist: as what great artist in government has ever been?

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • And, you see, I am just as much of a sentimentalist as he was.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • For unless you own the whale, you are but a provincial and sentimentalist in Truth.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • The words "hypocrite," "humbug," "sentimentalist" spring readily to his lips.

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • Young though she was, Polly was no sentimentalist in religion.

    Philosopher Jack R.M. Ballantyne
Word Origin and History for sentimentalist

1768, from sentimental + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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