Definition of Sentimentality

1. Noun. Falsely emotional in a maudlin way.

Exact synonyms: Drippiness, Mawkishness, Mushiness, Sloppiness, Soupiness
Generic synonyms: Emotionalism, Emotionality
Specialized synonyms: Corn, Schmaltz, Schmalz, Shmaltz, Sentimentalism
Derivative terms: Drippy, Mawkish, Mushy, Sentimental, Sloppy



2. Noun. Extravagant or affected feeling or emotion.
Generic synonyms: Sentiment
Specialized synonyms: Bathos, Mawkishness
Derivative terms: Sentimental

Definition of Sentimentality

1. n. The quality or state of being sentimental.

Definition of Sentimentality

1. Noun. An act of being sentimental. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sentimentality

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sentimentality

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Literary usage of Sentimentality

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1. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1904)
"SENTIMENT VERSUS Sentimentality. I know, how weak in many people's minds are my ... It is not sentiment, but sentimentality, which is weak and rotten. ..."

2. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1888)
"Sentiment is live, and tense, and solid : sentimentality is dead and flaccid and corrupt. Sentiment is jnst: sentimentality has the very soul of injustice. ..."

3. German Literature: Translated from the German of Wolfgang Menzel by Wolfgang Menzel (1840)
"THERE is no poetry whatever without sentimentality. We find it already in Homer, who showed, somewhat earlier than Sterne, that the principal charm of the ..."

4. Advertising, Its Principles and Practice by Harry Tipper (1919)
"Sentiment and Sentimentality In all human-interest appeals it is necessary to recognize the difference between sentiment and sentimentality. ..."

5. Advertising, Its Principles and Practice by Harry Tipper, Harry Levi Hollingworth, George Burton Hotchkiss, Frank Alvah Parsons (1919)
"Sentiment and Sentimentality In all human-interest appeals it is necessary to recognize the difference between sentiment and sentimentality. ..."

6. Phillips Brooks in Boston: Five Years' Editorial Estimates by Milan Church Ayres (1893)
"Sentiment," he said, "is fed straight out of the heart of truth: sentimentality is distorted by personal whims. Sentiment is active: sentimentality is lazy. ..."

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