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Definition of sentimental adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sentimental

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˌsentɪˈmentl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentɪˈmentl//
     
    Love
     
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  1. 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. 2(often disapproving) producing emotions such as pity, romantic love or sadness, which 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 See related entries: Love
  3. Extra examples You, crying at a film! You must be getting sentimental in your old age! a rather sentimental gesture He’s not the sort of man who gets sentimental about old friendships. His book is honest without being sentimental. The ring wasn’t worth much but it had great sentimental value.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sentimental