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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Falsely emotional in a maudlin way; Extravagant or affected feeling or emotion.

Usage examples (32)
  • It was impossible for me to thank my father; what he called my sentimentality would have exasperated him.
  • Carl Jung said that sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality.
  • The great Irish writer James Joyce said that sentimentality is unearned emotion.
  • But scientists live to reduce the seemingly irreducible, and sentimentality is off-limits in the lab. for more
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