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sentimentalist

[sen-tuh-men-tl-ist]
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noun
  1. one given to sentiment or sentimentality.

Origin of sentimentalist

First recorded in 1770–80; sentimental + -ist
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Examples from the Web for sentimentalist

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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


Word Origin and History for sentimentalist

n.

1768, from sentimental + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper