1) ADJ-GRADED Someone or something that is sentimental feels or shows pity or love, sometimes to an extent that is considered exaggerated and foolish.

I'm trying not to be sentimental about the past...

It's a very sentimental play.

Derived words:
sentimentally ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v

Childhood had less freedom and joy than we sentimentally attribute to it.

sentimentality [[t]se̱ntɪmentæ̱lɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

In this book there is no sentimentality.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Sentimental means relating to or involving feelings such as pity or love, especially for things in the past.

Our paintings and photographs are of sentimental value only...

Perhaps he has returned for sentimental reasons.

English dictionary. 2008.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • sentimental — sentimental …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • sentimental — sentimental, ale, aux [ sɑ̃timɑ̃tal, o ] adj. • 1769, dans la trad. de The Sentimental Journey, de Sterne; angl. sentimental (1749), de sentiment, empr. au fr. 1 ♦ Qui concerne l amour; amoureux. « la jalousie du passé, maladie des très jeunes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sentimental — SENTIMENTÁL, Ă, sentimentali, e, adj. 1. Care exprimă (sau trezeşte) sentimente duioase, nostalgice; (peior.) plin de sentimentalism; dulceag. ♦ Care se referă la sentimente. 2. (Despre oameni şi manifestările lor; adesea substantivat) Care arată …   Dicționar Român

  • sentimental — sentimental, romantic, mawkish, maudlin, soppy, mushy, slushy are comparable when they mean unduly or affectedly emotional. Sentimental usually suggests emotion that does not arise from genuine or natural feeling but is evoked by an external… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Sentimental — Sen ti*men tal, a. [Cf. F. sentimental.] 1. Having, expressing, or containing a sentiment or sentiments; abounding with moral reflections; containing a moral reflection; didactic. [Obsoles.] [1913 Webster] Nay, ev n each moral sentimental stroke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sentimental — Студийный альбом Танита Тикарам Дата выпуска 2005 Жанр Поп, Джаз Длительность 40:08 Страна …   Википедия

  • sentimental — Adj std. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. sentimental, ausgelöst durch den Roman A sentimental Journey through France and Italy von L. Sterne (1768). Das englische Wort ist von Sterne zu ne. sentiment Empfindung gebildet und wird dann auch… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • sentimental — sentimental, ale (san ti man tal, ta l ) adj. 1°   Où il y a du sentiment, qui annonce du sentiment. Un ton sentimental. •   Des vers sentimentaux En style sentimental, je pourrais vous dire que je me plais parmi les tombeaux, P. L. COUR. Lett. I …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sentimental — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Que se emociona con fa cilidad: Julia es una persona emotiva y muy sentimental. adjetivo 1. Que expresa sentimientos de ternura y afecto. 2. Que tiende a actuar por impulsos afectivos de una manera… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • sentimental — (De sentimiento). 1. adj. Que alberga o suscita sentimientos tiernos o amorosos. 2. Propenso a tales sentimientos. U. t. c. s.) 3. Perteneciente o relativo al sentimiento. Educación sentimental. 4. Exagerado en la expresión de sus sentimientos. U …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • sentimental — ► ADJECTIVE 1) deriving from or prone to feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia. 2) having or arousing such feelings in an exaggerated and self indulgent way. ● sentimental value Cf. ↑sentimental value DERIVATIVES sentimentalism noun …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”