sentimentality

[sen-tuh-men-tal-i-tee]

Origin of sentimentality

First recorded in 1760–70; sentimental + -ity
Related formso·ver·sen·ti·men·tal·i·ty, noun
Can be confusedsentiment sentimentality (see synonym study at sentiment)

Synonyms for sentimentality

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British Dictionary definitions for over-sentimentality

sentimentality

noun plural -ties
  1. the state, quality, or an instance of being sentimental
  2. an act, statement, etc, that is sentimental
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Word Origin and History for over-sentimentality

sentimentality

n.

1768, from sentimental + -ity.

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