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sentimentality

[sen-tuh-men-tal-i-tee] /ˌsɛn tə mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural sentimentalities.
1.
the quality or state of being sentimental or excessively sentimental.
2.
an instance of being sentimental.
3.
a sentimental act, gesture, expression, etc.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; sentimental + -ity
Related forms
oversentimentality, noun
Can be confused
sentiment, sentimentality (see synonym study at sentiment)
Synonyms
See sentiment.
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British Dictionary definitions for oversentimentality

sentimentality

/ˌsɛntɪmɛnˈtælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state, quality, or an instance of being sentimental
2.
an act, statement, etc, that is sentimental
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Word Origin and History for oversentimentality

sentimentality

n.

1768, from sentimental + -ity.

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