sentimentality

[ sen-tuh-men-tal-i-tee ]
/ ˌsɛn tə mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural sen·ti·men·tal·i·ties.

the quality or state of being sentimental or excessively sentimental.
an instance of being sentimental.
a sentimental act, gesture, expression, etc.

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Origin of sentimentality

First recorded in 1760–70; sentimental + -ity

SYNONYMS FOR sentimentality

OTHER WORDS FROM sentimentality

o·ver·sen·ti·men·tal·i·ty, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sentimentality

sentiment sentimentality (see synonym study at sentiment)
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British Dictionary definitions for over-sentimentality

sentimentality
/ (ˌsɛntɪmɛnˈtælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state, quality, or an instance of being sentimental
an act, statement, etc, that is sentimental
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