- 1connected with your emotions, rather than reason He has a strong sentimental attachment to the place. She kept the letters for sentimental reasons. The ring wasn't worth very much but it had great sentimental value.
- 2 (often disapproving) producing emotions such as sympathy, romantic love, or sadness, that may be too strong or not appropriate; feeling these emotions too much a slushy, sentimental love story Her book is honest without being sentimental. He's not the sort of man who gets sentimental about old friendships. opposite unsentimental
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