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synonyms for sentimentalism

  • bathos
  • mawkishness
  • melodrama
  • mushiness
  • nostalgia
  • reminiscence
  • sentiment
  • triteness
  • emotionalness
  • gushiness
  • maudlinism
  • maudlinness
  • melodramatics
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How to use sentimentalism in a sentence

But that sounded sentimental and moving-pictury, and she knew how Bud hated cheap sentimentalism.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
There is no gilt, no mock modesty in his style; there is to vapid sentimentalism in the ideas he expounds.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
I don't think I could ever be content under a bad-tempered, sentimentalism, strenuous Government.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The excess of sentimentalism had given rise to the other extreme of naturalism.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
He defends Malthus against the 'execrations' of sentimentalism.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
One may collect many others, and this might form a work edifying in this era of sentimentalism.
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
A natural human reaction, this, against the excessive sentimentalism of the Victorian era!
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
This objection of yours is sentimental, and there is nothing of which a man should be so much in dread as sentimentalism.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
It must be made to serve a purpose in helping to liberate the world from sentimentalism, ignorance, close-mindedness, and cant.
A TRAVELLER IN WAR-TIMEWINSTON CHURCHILL
Because it is based on knowledge it is not subject to be swept away by the sweet breezes of sentimentalism.
OUR LADY SAINT MARYJ. G. H. BARRY
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WORDS RELATED TO SENTIMENTALISM

  • bathos
  • emotionalness
  • gushiness
  • maudlinness
  • mawkishness
  • melodrama
  • melodramatics
  • mushiness
  • nostalgia
  • reminiscence
  • sentiment
  • sentimentalism
  • triteness
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