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I drew the last image ever of Opus at midnight while Puccini was playing and I got rather stupid. Thirty years. A bit like saying goodbye to a child - which is ironic because I was never, never sentimental about him as many of his fans were.
Berkeley Breathed

Meaning of "sentimental" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SENTIMENTAL

sentimental  [ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SENTIMENTAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sentimental is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SENTIMENTAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sentimental in the English dictionary

The first definition of sentimental in the dictionary is tending to indulge the emotions excessively. Other definition of sentimental is making a direct appeal to the emotions, esp to romantic feelings. Sentimental is also relating to or characterized by sentiment.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SENTIMENTAL


detrimental
ˌdɛtrɪˈmɛntəl
documental
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntəl
elemental
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntəl
experimental
ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəl
fundamental
ˌfʌndəˈmɛntəl
governmental
ˌɡʌvənˈmɛntəl
incremental
ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəl
instrumental
ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəl
intergovernmental
ˌɪntəˌɡʌvəˈmɛntəl
judgemental
dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl
judgmental
dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl
mental
ˈmɛntəl
monumental
ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl
ornamental
ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl
regimental
ˌrɛdʒɪˈmɛntəl
rudimental
ˌruːdɪˈmɛntəl
sacramental
ˌsækrəˈmɛntəl
segmental
sɛɡˈmɛntəl
supplemental
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntəl
temperamental
ˌtɛmpərəˈmɛntəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SENTIMENTAL

senti
sentience
sentiency
sentient
sentiently
sentiment
sentimental value
sentimentalisation
sentimentalise
sentimentalism
sentimentalist
sentimentalities
sentimentality
sentimentalization
sentimentalize
sentimentally
sentiments
sentimo
sentinel
sentinel animal

WORDS THAT END LIKE SENTIMENTAL

accidental
car rental
coincidental
Continental
dental
departmental
developmental
Emmental
environmental
horizontal
incidental
intercontinental
occidental
oriental
parental
placental
rental
thiopental
transcendental
transcontinental
video rental

Synonyms and antonyms of sentimental in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SENTIMENTAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sentimental» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sentimental

Translation of «sentimental» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SENTIMENTAL

Find out the translation of sentimental to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sentimental from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sentimental» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

多愁善感的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sentimental
570 millions of speakers

English

sentimental
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भावुक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَاطِفِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сентиментальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sentimental
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাবপ্রবণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sentimental
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sentimental
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sentimental
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

感傷的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

감정적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sentimental
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ủy mị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செண்டிமெண்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भावनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

duygusal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sentimentale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sentymentalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сентиментальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sentimental
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συναισθηματικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sentimentele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sentimental
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sentimental
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sentimental

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SENTIMENTAL»

The term «sentimental» is very widely used and occupies the 18.359 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SENTIMENTAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sentimental

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10 QUOTES WITH «SENTIMENTAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sentimental.
1
Chris Abani
My search is always to find ways to chronicle, to share and to document stories about people, just everyday people. Stories that offer transformation, that lean into transcendence, but that are never sentimental, that never look away from the darkest things about us.
2
Don Adams
Maxwell is serious, dedicated, awkward, forgetful, pompous to a certain degree, sentimental.
3
Mitch Albom
Nobody's favorite movie is some dark, dysfunctional slasher story. Everybody's favorite song is a sentimental song. So why all of a sudden is it bad to be sentimental in books?
4
Carol Alt
I have a sentimental feeling for my very first cover I was on - it was 'Bazaar' Magazine.
5
Margaret Anderson
Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
6
Mary Astor
It's not good to make sentimental journeys. You see the differences instead of the sameness.
7
Irving Babbitt
A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.
8
John Banville
Most crime fiction, no matter how 'hard-boiled' or bloodily forensic, is essentially sentimental, for most crime writers are disappointed romantics.
9
John Banville
We artists love to talk tough, but we're just as sentimental as everyone else when it comes down to it.
10
Berkeley Breathed
I drew the last image ever of Opus at midnight while Puccini was playing and I got rather stupid. Thirty years. A bit like saying goodbye to a child - which is ironic because I was never, never sentimental about him as many of his fans were.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SENTIMENTAL»

Discover the use of sentimental in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sentimental and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature
Therefore, in sentimental literature, images of eroticized domination are not antithetical to female pleasure but rather can be constitutive of it. The book, however, does not simply celebrate that fact.
Marianne Noble, 2000
2
The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
Unique, nuanced, and passionate, this book will be beloved by readers and writers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Orhan Pamuk, 2011
3
Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films: ...
Rey Chow explores these questions through nine contemporary Chinese directors (Chen Kaige, Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Yimou, Ann Hui, Peter Chan, Wayne Wang, Ang Lee, Li Yang, and Tsai Ming-liang) whose accomplishments have become historic events ...
Rey Chow, 2013
4
Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain ...
Festa examines how and why sentimental fiction became one of the primary ways of representing British and French relations with colonial populations in the eighteenth century.
Lynn Festa, 2006
5
The Sentimental Education of the Novel
"--Margaret Waller, Pomona College "This is literary history and cultural analysis of striking significance. . . . [It] provides a remarkable example of feminist rethinking of classic problems in literary and cultural history. . .
Margaret Cohen, 1999
6
Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in ...
Like the best of the recent work in this field, this anthology of essays does not merely celebrate what had formerly been execrated by professional readers, but it undertakes to understand the reasons behind celebration and execration alike ...
Mary Chapman, Glenn Hendler, 1999
7
Sentimental Materialism: Gender, Commodity Culture, and ...
"Ranging powerfully from the Scottish Enlightenment to the Cuban cigar, Lori Merish furnishes the culture of sentimentalism with a commodity logic and a political form.
Lori Merish, 2000
8
Sentimental Rules : On the Natural Foundations of Moral ...
This work should appeal widely across philosophy and the other disciplines that comprise cognitive science.
Shaun Nichols Professor of Philosophy University of Arizona, 2004
9
Sentimental Education
Gustave Flaubert. indignantly: "Not at all! he is a very honest fellow." "Allthesame, Monsieur," said a landowner, "no conspirator can be an honest man." Most of the men assembled there had served at least four governments; and they would ...
Gustave Flaubert, 2014
10
A Sentimental Traitor
For this is a plot not just to take over one country but the whole of Europe. And in this deadly game, the victors will claim total victory - unless Harry Jones can stop them.
Michael Dobbs, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SENTIMENTAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sentimental is used in the context of the following news items.
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AMR Sentimental Journey program receives social responsibility …
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – American Medical Response (AMR) Sentimental Journey program, which helps grant wishes for terminally ill patients across ... «EMS1.com, Jul 15»
2
Beyond The 'Sometimes Sentimental' Story Of Filipino Migrants
Mia Alvar was born in the Philippines, but as a small child her family moved to Bahrain. A few years later, they moved again, this time to New York. The cities of ... «NPR, Jun 15»
3
Tulipomania takes over Sentimental Journeys
Invitation designed by Scriptura and program for Longue Vue House and Garden's "Sentimental Journeys," Fri. April 17, 2015, at the home of Danielle Kavanagh ... «NOLA.com, Apr 15»
4
Democracy suffered due to Imran Khan's sentimental approach …
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Tuesday has said that democracy suffered due to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ... «DunyaNews Pakistan, Apr 15»
5
The Guilt-Free Guide to Parting Ways with Your Sentimental Items
When you're trying to declutter your home, sentimental items pose a difficult challenge. They take up valuable space, but you feel guilty when you even think ... «Lifehacker, Mar 15»
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Tony Abbott's sentimental journey to Britain and Oxford University
It is also sentimental, a misty attachment to an old Britain and all the noble political history she embodies. "The heart has reasons that reason cannot know," he ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 15»
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How to let go of sentimental clutter
CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Getting rid of sentimental clutter around your home can be difficult, especially when those items are filled with wonderful ... «wwlp.com, Jan 15»
8
Nate Washington expects a sentimental Sunday
During the last few Titans home games, wide receiver Nate Washington has at times shut his eyes while on the sideline, allowing his other senses to soak in the ... «The Tennessean, Dec 14»
9
Sentimental look at New York bars skips darker side
With all the people yelling and screaming and rushing from here to there, it is easy to miss the sentimental side of the city of New York. But there is one — and ... «Los Angeles Times, Nov 14»
10
Decide Whether to Keep Sentimental Items with Three Questions
If you're willing to put your feelings aside, here's how to objectively evaluate whether an item is worth keeping, or if you're keeping it for sentimental purposes. «Lifehacker, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sentimental [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sentimental>. Nov 2019 ».
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