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Words nearby sentimentalist
What does sentimentalist mean?
All of these terms are based on the sense of the word sentiment that refers to sensitive or tender emotions, sensitivity to such emotions, or appeal to such emotions.
Such terms are especially used to imply that these emotions are exaggerated or overindulged. Sometimes, they imply that these emotions get in the way of thinking logically or being realistic.
In this way, sentimentalist is often used to refer to someone who is overly sentimental.
People are sometimes criticized for being sentimentalists, as in Sentimentalists see things through rose-colored glasses, instead of seeing what they’re really like.
These kinds of criticisms are especially common in the context of art. For example, a book or film may be criticized for its sentimentalism in dealing with a historical event. This implies that it portrays the event in an idealized, simplistic, or nostalgic way instead of depicting it accurately and dealing with what really happened.
Such works might also be described as melodramatic. When they’re tearfully or weakly emotional, they might be described as maudlin, mawkish, sappy, or weepy. Hallmark holiday movies are known for their sentimentalism, and a person who enjoys them unironically might be called a sentimentalist.
Example: He’s the kind of sentimentalist who keeps all of his childhood toys.
Where does sentimentalist come from?
The first records of the word sentimentalist come from the 1770s. The word sentimental is first recorded in the mid-1700s. The word sentiment is first recorded in the 1300s and comes from the Latin verb sentī(re), meaning “to feel.” The suffix -ist indicates a person who practices something or holds certain principles.
A sentimentalist is someone who’s susceptible to feeling all the feels. Sometimes, being a sentimentalist comes at the expense of dealing with reality or how things really are. However, the word sentimentalist isn’t always used negatively. If a person is described as a sentimentalist, it often means they are sensitive to their own emotions and to those of others. That focus on feelings like tenderness might mean they express love very openly.
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What are some other forms related to sentimentalist?
What are some synonyms for sentimentalist?
- romantic (when romantic is used as a noun)
What are some words that share a root or word element with sentimentalist?
What are some words that often get used in discussing sentimentalist?
How is sentimentalist used in real life?
Sentimentalist is often used in a critical way, but not always. Some people might even identify themselves as sentimentalists.
Marvellous: "a sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it" https://t.co/47lrLZk3Yu
— Rebecca Rideal (@RebeccaRideal) June 25, 2018
I'm a complete romantic sentimentalist and just love the heart at the core of Star Trek: Discovery
As a child I always had to be home for the midday Sunday repeats of the Original Series
TNG was my teenage years
DS9, Voyager, even Enterprise had their place, but Discovery ❤️
— Kovarchi (@kovarchi) November 13, 2020
I am far from a sentimentalist but you're going to have to bury me with these. After 15 years the show that gave me my first break in journalism is ending. Thanks @RealHollidayo @Chico6 @JensenAckles @jarpad et al for letting me be part of the ride. #Supernatural & the #SPNFamily pic.twitter.com/356Kbb5Lnp
— Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) November 18, 2020
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Which of the following words is LEAST likely to be used to describe someone who’s considered a sentimentalist?
Example sentences from the Web for sentimentalist
But he is no sentimentalist, and never shies from the harsh realities of that lonely spot.
This is not because he is a sentimentalist, but for the very opposite reason.The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918|American Expeditionary Forces
And being supersensitive on this point, she had hurled "sentimentalist" in his face.Comrade Yetta|Albert Edwards
Rousseau was a republican in his politics, as he was a sentimentalist in religion.
This was the very kind of person for Mr Simon Silky, who was a bit of a sentimentalist in his way.
Intellectual criticism will bind Europe together in bonds far closer than those that can be forged by shopman or sentimentalist.Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde|Oscar Wilde