sentimental

[sen-tuh-men-tl]
adjective
1.
expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia: a sentimental song.
2.
pertaining to or dependent on sentiment: We kept the old photograph for purely sentimental reasons.
3.
weakly emotional; mawkishly susceptible or tender: the sentimental Victorians.
4.
characterized by or showing sentiment or refined feeling.

Origin:
1740–50; sentiment + -al1

sentimentally, adverb
antisentimental, adjective
antisentimentally, adverb
hypersentimental, adjective
hypersentimentally, adverb
intersentimental, adjective
oversentimental, adjective
oversentimentally, adverb
quasi-sentimental, adjective
quasi-sentimentally, adverb
semisentimental, adjective
semisentimentally, adverb
supersentimental, adjective
supersentimentally, adverb
unsentimental, adjective
unsentimentally, adverb


1. romantic, tender, nostalgic; maudlin, bathetic.


1, 4. dispassionate.
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sentimental (ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  tending to indulge the emotions excessively
2.  making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings
3.  relating to or characterized by sentiment
 
senti'mentally
 
adv

unsentimental (ˌʌnsɛntɪˈmɛntəl)
 
adj
not tending to indulge the emotions excessively: a frank and unsentimental account

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Word Origin & History

sentimental
1749, "pertaining to or characterized by sentiment," from sentiment (q.v.). At first without pejorative connotations; meaning "having too much sentiment" had emerged by 1793 (sentimentalist).
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Example sentences
But in the unsentimental world the show depicts, everyone is a piece of meat.
There are reasons to conclude that romance as well was shaped by the
  unsentimental hand of evolution.
Unsentimental social scientists and veterans of the singles scene know that
  this world is not entirely unlike our own.
Unsentimental and astoundingly beautiful, they show a violently shifting
  ice-filled landscape at arresting points of stillness.
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