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See definition of sentimentality on Dictionary.com
  • nounsentimentalism
  • nounextravagant in emotion

synonyms for sentimentality

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

Simon is a writer and television producer, best known for “The Wire,” and if you follow his Twitter feed, you know he’s not prone to sentimentality.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S MESSY, BRILLIANT LIFE COMES INTO FOCUS IN A NEW ORAL BIOGRAPHYTIM CARMANSEPTEMBER 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While admittedly most of my go-to breakup albums tend to lean towards melancholy and sentimentality, Bannon’s brutally honest and raw energy is as effective as any slowed down ballad could ever be.
CRY YOUR HEART OUT: THE 11 BEST BREAKUP ALBUMS EVER MADEPETER ALLEN CLARKSEPTEMBER 17, 2021TIME
For as attractive as these jobs will be, the hires won’t be easy to get right, not with all the pressure, politics and sentimentality involved.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL’S BLUE BLOODS RUN COLD DURING THIS NCAA TOURNAMENTJERRY BREWERMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s no hint of sentimentality in Fern or in Nomadland — only a need to remember and to keep living.
NOMADLAND TURNS AMERICAN ICONOGRAPHY INSIDE OUTALISSA WILKINSONFEBRUARY 19, 2021VOX
Giannis Antetokounmpo cashes in with his supermax deal, but sentimentality comes at a priceThe great escape is always the expectation now.
GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO’S PATIENCE IS A GIFT TO MILWAUKEE. DON’T BLOW IT, BUCKS.JERRY BREWERDECEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I should not allow inane sentimentality to influence me: it is beneath the revolutionist.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
I startled a passing cabman into interest by laughing aloud at that magnificent and characteristic sentimentality.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
He alone in French art inclines a little, in his tearful sentimentality, to the Romantic school of Dsseldorf.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
And this, indeed, contrasted strangely with his former abandon, and with the customary gush of German sentimentality.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME XIIIJOHN LORD
We can see how the indiscriminate preaching of such a formula would open the flood-gates of sentimentality and fraud.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
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