Definition of Sentimentalism

1. Noun. The excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form.

Specialized synonyms: Glop, Mush, Slop, Treacle
Generic synonyms: Expression, Formulation



2. Noun. A predilection for sentimentality.

Definition of Sentimentalism

1. n. The quality of being sentimental; the character or behavior of a sentimentalist; sentimentality.

Definition of Sentimentalism

1. Noun. A liking for sentimental things ¹

2. Noun. An overly sentimental thing or condition; bathos or sentimentality ¹

3. Noun. (philosophy) A view according to which morality is somehow grounded in moral sentiments or emotions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sentimentalism

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sentimentalism

sentiency
sentient
sentiently
sentients
sentiment
sentimental
sentimental value
sentimentalisation
sentimentalisations
sentimentalise
sentimentalised
sentimentaliser
sentimentalisers
sentimentalises
sentimentalising
sentimentalism (current term)
sentimentalisms
sentimentalist
sentimentalistic
sentimentalists
sentimentalities
sentimentality
sentimentalization
sentimentalizations
sentimentalize
sentimentalized
sentimentalizer
sentimentalizers
sentimentalizes
sentimentalizing

Literary usage of Sentimentalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Drama of Sensibility: A Sketch of the History of English Sentimental by Ernest Bernbaum (1915)
"During the fourth and fifth decades, however, the situation changed notably. Indifference or hostility to sentimentalism still marked, it is true, ..."

2. Political Crime by Louis Proal (1898)
"... Equality—Anarchist programme—Anarchists and Militarism—Lamennais on Crime —Jonathan Swift on political corruption —sentimentalism at the root of attacks ..."

3. Political Crime by Louis Proal (1898)
"... Equality—Anarchist programme—Anarchists and Militarism—Lamennais on Crime —Jonathan Swift on political corruption—sentimentalism at the root of attacks ..."

4. A Short History of the English Drama by Benjamin Griffith Brawley (1921)
"sentimentalism: Kelly and Cumberland.—In the midst of pantomime and ballad-opera, burlesque and romanticism, however, sentimentalism moved steadily onward ..."

5. The Friend on the Road and Other Studies in the Gospels by John Henry Jowett (1922)
"sentimentalism "I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest. ... When the feeling is separated from the thinking, sentiment degenerates into sentimentalism. ..."

6. School Discipline by William Chandler Bagley (1914)
"The Dangers of Weak sentimentalism in Doctrines of Discipline. ... But sentimentalism there must not be. It is here that the advice given to teachers in ..."

7. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"President Davis's sentimentalism.—The Record of his Unpardonable and Unparalleled Weakness.—A Peep into Yankee Prisons.—The Torture- Houses of the North. ..."

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