- expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia: a sentimental song.
- pertaining to or dependent on sentiment: We kept the old photograph for purely sentimental reasons.
- weakly emotional; mawkishly susceptible or tender: the sentimental Victorians.
- characterized by or showing sentiment or refined feeling.
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Related Words for over-sentimentalsugary, sentimental, gooey, sappy, saccharine, syrupy, honeyed, cheesy, corny, mushy, drippy, cornball, cutesy, over-sentimental, oversweet
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Historical Examples of over-sentimental
Over-sentimental and apt to cloy, it is eminently poetical and full of melody.Masters of French Music
What books shall we avoid: poorly written, over-sentimental, and with low ideals.Woman's Club Work and Programs
Caroline French Benton
So the best of it is over-sentimental, timid, and does not point to hardy, manly life.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)
This poem is a rather successful bit of ridicule cast on the over-sentimental who sought to follow Yoricks foot-prints.Laurence Sterne in Germany
Harvey Waterman Thayer
His sudden and unexpected meeting with Helen and their talk together had tended to make him over-sentimental, that was all.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- tending to indulge the emotions excessively
- making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings
- relating to or characterized by sentiment