[ sen-tuh-men-tl-ist ]

  1. one given to sentiment or sentimentality.

Origin of sentimentalist

First recorded in 1770–80; sentimental + -ist

Words Nearby sentimentalist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sentimentalist in a sentence

  • From the orthodox sentimentalist he could claim no compassion.

    Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
  • She always has a varied collection of them, one a barbarian, another a sentimentalist, another a naturalist.

    The conquest of Rome | Matilde Serao