noun, plural sen·ti·men·tal·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for sentimentality
He once told me that he hated AIDS films because of the sentimentality.
“I have a horror of hysterics or sentimentality,” he explained.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have come to this conclusion: if “sentimentality” is lazy emotion, then the term itself is lazy criticism.
If sentimentality is a literary sin, surely it cannot be the only sin.
He wanted to eliminate any sentimentality in the scene and let the sheer power of the language speak for itself.Rebecca Miller on Broadway’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ Revival|Rebecca Miller|June 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You may call it sentimentality or any other nickname you like.The Woman in Black|Edmund Clerihew Bentley
With her meals her sentimentality was upon the friendliest terms.Once Aboard The Lugger|Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
Madame liked flowers—as ornaments—and was sentimental herself, after a fashion, a sentimentality of appearances.Six to Sixteen|Juliana Horatia Ewing
Mr. Mosby was sent on his way with all due convention and dispatch with a little of sentimentality thrown in for good measure.Stubble|George Looms
Her sentimentality gradually waned as the prices offered steadily mounted.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White