Origin of sentimentality
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Related Words for sentimentalitynostalgia, melodrama, hokum, sentiment, mushiness, reminiscence, mawkishness, bathos, triteness, schmaltz
Examples from the Web for sentimentality
Contemporary Examples of sentimentality
He once told me that he hated AIDS films because of the sentimentality.The Queer Genius of Film Director Derek Jarman
November 1, 2014
“I have a horror of hysterics or sentimentality,” he explained.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics
July 24, 2014
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
June 1, 2012
Historical Examples of sentimentality
This scene of sentimentality was not at all what she had come for.Viviette
William J. Locke
The student wants enthusiasm and inspiration rather than sentimentality.College Teaching
The beast affected a sentimentality to which he must be a stranger.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
Henry W. Fischer
I half-yielded to the impulse of sentimentality and turned to him appealingly.The Plum Tree
David Graham Phillips
He says it, and undertakes to prove it by the convincing logic of sentimentality!
- the state, quality, or an instance of being sentimental
- an act, statement, etc, that is sentimental