Etymology
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sentimental (adj.)

1749, "pertaining to or characterized by sentiment," from sentiment + -al (1). At first without pejorative connotations; meaning "having too much sentiment, apt to be swayed by prejudice" had emerged by 1793 (implied in sentimentalist). Related: Sentimentally.

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Definitions of sentimental

sentimental (adj.)
given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality;
sentimental (adj.)
effusively or insincerely emotional;
sentimental soap operas
Synonyms: bathetic / drippy / hokey / maudlin / mawkish / kitschy / mushy / schmaltzy / schmalzy / sappy / soppy / soupy / slushy
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