sentimentality

[sen-tuh-men-tal-i-tee]
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:
1760–70; sentimental + -ity

oversentimentality, noun

sentiment, sentimentality (see synonym study at sentiment).


See sentiment.
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sentimentality (ˌsɛntɪmɛnˈtælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state, quality, or an instance of being sentimental
2.  an act, statement, etc, that is sentimental

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Example sentences
We cannot allow sentimentality to disrupt our decisions.
He adored the bank, with an attachment that bordered on sentimentality.
The idea is simple, but unhappily it has been a long time reaching us, being
  hindered by idealism and sentimentality.
So, it appears to me to be a matter of saving the sites as a matter of history
  and sentimentality.
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