Definition of sentimentally adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsentɪˈmentəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentɪˈmentəli//
    jump to other results
  1. 1in a way that is connected with your emotions, rather than reason She was sentimentally attached to her family home and didn't want to leave.
  2. 2(disapproving) in a way that produces emotions such as pity, romantic love or sadness, which may be too strong or not appropriate; in a way that shows that you feel these emotions too much The novel ends sentimentally with the lovers reunited in death.