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synonyms for sentimentalize

  • glamorize
  • idealize
  • romanticize
  • think sentimentally
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How to use sentimentalize in a sentence

I am not going to sentimentalize over my copy, for how much of it have I read?
A WINDOW IN THRUMSJ. M. BARRIE
To sentimentalize over a criminal—to "forgive" because of a glow of feeling—is to incur liability for production of criminals.
HUMAN NATURE AND CONDUCTJOHN DEWEY
I have talked with no sensible person who proposes to sentimentalize over the law-breaker.
WITHIN PRISON WALLSTHOMAS MOTT OSBORNE
Then the white race began to sentimentalize over them, and sincere scientific people to deplore their evanescence.
THE PACIFIC TRIANGLESYDNEY GREENBIE
She was too much a child of the prairie to morbidly sentimentalize over the matter.
THE NIGHT RIDERSRIDGWELL CULLUM
Yet employers tell labor managers they must not sentimentalize.
WORKING WITH THE WORKING WOMANCORNELIA STRATTON PARKER
She sighed; to sentimentalize and receive no response in kind, is like sitting down on a chair which isn't there.
THE VEHEMENT FLAMEMARGARET WADE CAMPBELL DELAND
He was not one, this young man who was out for a bit of a lark, to sentimentalize about antiquity or the charm of the unspoiled.
THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1917VARIOUS
The temptation to sentimentalize in writing of the “beauties of nature” is very strong.
THE FALL OF THE YEARDALLAS LORE SHARP
She would not sentimentalize even her own suicidal renouncing.
ANGELA'S BUSINESSHENRY SYDNOR HARRISON
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WORDS RELATED TO SENTIMENTALIZE

  • glamorize
  • idealize
  • sentimentalize
  • think romantically
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.