Definitions for sentimentalˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sen•ti•men•talˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl(adj.)

  1. expressive of or appealing to the tender emotions.

  2. nostalgic:

    a sentimental journey.

  3. weakly emotional; mawkish.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sentimental(adj)

    given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality

  2. bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy(adj)

    effusively or insincerely emotional

    "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sentimental(adjective)ˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl

    feeling, showing, or causing sb to feel exaggerated romantic, sad, or sympathetic emotions

    a sentimental love song; I'm just feeling sentimental.

  2. sentimentalˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl

    connected with your emotions, not with good judgment

    You can't afford to get sentimental about selling your house.

  3. sentimentalˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl

    value related to how you feel, not to financial worth

    jewelry with great sentimental value


  1. sentimental(Adjective)

    characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion

  2. sentimental(Adjective)

    derived from emotion rather than reason

  3. sentimental(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Sentimental(adj)

    having, expressing, or containing a sentiment or sentiments; abounding with moral reflections; containing a moral reflection; didactic

  2. Sentimental(adj)

    inclined to sentiment; having an excess of sentiment or sensibility; indulging the sensibilities for their own sake; artificially or affectedly tender; -- often in a reproachful sense

  3. Sentimental(adj)

    addressed or pleasing to the emotions only, usually to the weaker and the unregulated emotions


  1. Sentimental

    Sentimental is a 2005 album by Tanita Tikaram. The album was released only on the French label Naïve Records. It features two collaborations with Nick Lowe singing on "Don't Let The Cold" and "Don't Shake Me Up". One of these songs, "Don't Let The Cold", was released as a non-commercial single.

Anagrams of sentimental

  1. entailments

Translations for sentimental

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(sometimes with about ) having, showing or causing much tender feeling

a sentimental person; a sentimental film about a little boy and a donkey.

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