expressive of or appealing to , especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia:
a sentimental song.
pertaining to or dependent on :
We kept the old photograph for purely sentimental reasons.
weakly emotional; mawkishly susceptible or tender:
the sentimental Victorians.
characterized by or showing or refined feeling.
The trend has hardly gone unnoticed, but the economic factor is often ignored in favor of sentimental arguments.
America’s One-Child Policy Brandy Zadrozny July 16, 2013
Israel should never renounce its historical, legal, or sentimental ties to Hebron.
Ending the Blame Game Through Talks Gil Troy August 15, 2013
Both men were transformed into sentimental softies by Brief Encounter.
Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard July 8, 2009
The simultaneously upbeat and sentimental ode to friendship is equal parts funk, trance, pop, and R&B.
The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen Caitlin Dickson October 15, 2014
For me, reading Middlemarch or sentimental Education is work, whereas Catcher in the Rye was pure pleasure.
Woody Allen’s Favorite Books FiveBooks May 5, 2011
If we get silly and sentimental, we sha’n’t be able to stand ourselves.
The Wyndam Girls Marion Ames Taggart
Let us see if there is any foundation for this sentimental balderdash.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
But please do not be too sentimental about the “good old days.”
The Story of Mankind Hendrik van Loon
This country is absurd with its sentimental regard for individual liberty.
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
The picture has a sentimental value to me, apart from its artistic.
The Letters of Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce
tending to indulge the emotions excessively
making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings
relating to or characterized by sentiment
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.
a person who , withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church. an advocate of , especially ecclesiastical or political . of, relating to, or designating separatism or separatists: separatist forces; separatist tendencies. Contemporary Examples He also implied that the rockets could be coming from within the separatist ranks. Ukraine Denies Deadly Grad Rocket Attacks […]
destruction of the microorganisms that produce or septic disease. Historical Examples Anaesthesia, antisepsis, and the natural methods of cure were all anticipated in the medieval time. The Popes and Science James J. Walsh Yet, after all, here was the germ of the idea of antisepsis. A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5) Henry Smith Williams […]
pertaining to or affecting . free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms. exceptionally clean or neat. free of contamination or pollution. an antiseptic agent. Contemporary Examples Getting off the elevator at the fourth floor, he thumped across the antiseptic hallway. Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life Paul Hemphill […]
with the aid of . Contemporary Examples Because we have all felt that little tug, tickle, or impulse to be antiseptically and impersonally naughty? The Anthony Weiner Scandal: C’mon, America, Nobody’s Perfect Lee Siegel June 10, 2011 Historical Examples If this does not clear it up within twenty-four hours, go to a doctor and have […]