sentimental

[ sen-tuh-men-tl ]
/ ˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl /

adjective

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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Origin of sentimental

First recorded in 1740–50; sentiment + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for sentimental

sentimental
/ (ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl) /

adjective

tending to indulge the emotions excessively
making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings
relating to or characterized by sentiment

Derived forms of sentimental

sentimentally, adverb
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