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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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  • And, you see, I am just as much of a sentimentalist as he was.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • Indeed, I had always supposed that there was nothing of the sentimentalist about him.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • A sentimentalist would say, "I feel that our paths are beginning to part," but I will simply say that we're tired of each other.'

    Fathers and Children Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
  • A sentimentalist, a man of heart, would quickly have it broken with the pity of it all.

  • Intellectual criticism will bind Europe together in bonds far closer than those that can be forged by shopman or sentimentalist.

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

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • The words "hypocrite," "humbug," "sentimentalist" spring readily to his lips.

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • He did it with the air of a sentimentalist who was aiding and abetting an elopement.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • The appearance of the phrase coincides with the appearance of the thing; for Richardson was the first sentimentalist.

Word Origin and History for sentimentalist

1768, from sentimental + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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