Over-sentimental



[sen-tuh-men-tl] /ˌsɛn təˈmɛn tl/

adjective
1.
expressive of or appealing to , especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia:
a sentimental song.
2.
pertaining to or dependent on :
We kept the old photograph for purely sentimental reasons.
3.
weakly emotional; mawkishly susceptible or tender:
the sentimental Victorians.
4.
characterized by or showing or refined feeling.
/ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl/
adjective
1.
tending to indulge the emotions excessively
2.
making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings
3.
relating to or characterized by sentiment
adj.

1749, “pertaining to or characterized by sentiment,” from sentiment + -al (1). At first without pejorative connotations; meaning “having too much sentiment, apt to be swayed by prejudice” had emerged by 1793 (implied in sentimentalist). Related: Sentimentally.

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