sentimentalization

sentimentalize

[sen-tuh-men-tl-ahyz]
verb (used without object), sentimentalized, sentimentalizing.
1.
to indulge in sentiment.
verb (used with object), sentimentalized, sentimentalizing.
2.
to view (someone or something) sentimentally: He sentimentalized the relationship until all real meaning was lost.
Also, especially British, sentimentalise.


Origin:
1790–1800; sentimental + -ize

sentimentalization, noun
sentimentalizer, noun
oversentimentalize, verb, oversentimentalized, oversentimentalizing.
semisentimentalized, adjective
unsentimentalized, adjective
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sentimentalize or sentimentalise (ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
to make sentimental or behave sentimentally
 
sentimentalise or sentimentalise
 
vb
 
sentimentali'zation or sentimentalise
 
n
 
sentimentali'sation or sentimentalise
 
n

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